Where is James Wiseman’s ceiling? If the newcomer can even reach the same stratosphere as the two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Warriors will take it.
Well, well, he has only four games in his career. But in a 116-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, the second pick selected the ability of the Greek freak in the fourth quarter. As the Warriors took a four-point lead and were less than seven minutes away from the game, Wiseman hit Mason Pluley from the free throw line, then picked up the ball, rushed off the court, and passed the defense. Player, slam dunk into the home.
“His’Giannis Play’ has also left a deep impression during the transition,”
When you see the 7-foot-tall Wiseman exercising like that, there is not much else comparable. Steph Curry said that when he saw Wiseman sliding on the court, he also resonated with Giannis.
“It does look like a Janis situation,” Curry said. “Awesome. I think he is really starting to figure out when to become active.”
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When Kerr and Curry saw greatness, they knew it. Of course, this is just a game, but Wiseman’s potential is leaking.
Wiseman finished the game with 6 points and 6 rebounds, and was restricted to single-digit scoring in both Warriors games this young season. But his maturity, three-point shooting and athletic ability left a deep impression.
It’s easy to talk about Wiseman’s high-altitude theater performances on Tuesday, but his defensive discipline is also commendable. In the second half, Wiseman was not decoyed many times into a bunch of tough fakes, and maintained a foothold to force clumsy shots. He ended the night in two blocks.
Kerr said: “James did a great job in the fourth game, his height and performance in the paint, this is the first time, this is four games.” “It seems that he kind of knows his job is -Protect the basket instead of fouls….I think he did his best in the fourth quarter. He played a big role.”
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Wiseman also fouled for the first time in his career after 22 minutes on the court. However, don’t worry about dubbing. They won and Wiseman has a bright future.
Kerr said: “He was very disappointed with the foul.” “You know, he’s just a kid, he’s studying. It’s amazing to see such a young person. This person has very little college experience, no summer league, no Training Camp.
“It depends on how calm he is, how much he wants to learn, how much he listens without being criticized or judged. From a mature point of view, he has surpassed his age.”