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James Wiseman had the eyes of NBA Twitter glued to the tv Sunday as he made his competitive return for the Golden State Warriors in the summerseason league.
The Warriors huge guy had 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 obstructs in 19: 34 on the court in an 86-85 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
A torn right meniscus minimal Wiseman to 39 videogames as a novice in 2020-21, and the level of his use in 2021-22 was minimal to 2 NBA G-League looks. Naturally, seeing the 7-footer onceagain was a enjoyable sight for fans.
Wiseman lost little time making an effect.
Bleacher Report @BleacherReport
WELCOME BACK JAMES WISEMAN 👏
James Wiseman is on 🔥 at both ends of the court! pic.twitter.com/1VSKLdklIj
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Extremely motivating 4-minute start for James Wiseman priorto he’s examined out. Hit a 3, ran rim for a dunk, and 2 enormous blocks.
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Can feel the #Wisemania in Thomas and Mack through the TELEVISION screen. Love to see it.
Expectations will stay tempered for now because non-rookies usually program out at summerseason league. But this was mostlikely as motivating a efficiency as Wiseman might’ve provided.
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Current observation from Las Vegas, which comes with the normal “it’s just Summer League” caution: James Wiseman was a No. 2 total draft choice for a factor.
Steve Berman @BASportsGuy
It’s just summertime league however Wiseman looks excellent on both ends. The method he’s objectingto shots may be the finest indication.
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
James Wiseman simply looked at Rick Celebrini and informed him he desires to play more. Warriors will be careful, Wiseman hasn’t looked gassed by any implies
Jonathan Kuminga and Mac McClung were the leading standouts for Golden State. Kuminga dropped a game-high 28 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 4 helps. McClung published 22 points, 6 boards, 6 pennies and 3 takes.
For Kuminga, it was a good enhancement from his summerseason league launching. He shot 2-of-10 from the flooring for 4 points in a 101-88 loss to the New York Knicks.
The 19-year-old still has some glaring defects, however those will be reduced a bit when he’s back to playing a supporting function with a lineup at complete strength.
Jonathan Kuminga. Stepback. Splash. 💦 pic.twitter.com/PcISbPkkFb
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Jonathan Kuminga is so, so much more engaged this videogame
Joe Viray @JoeVirayNBA
Kuminga’s been having problem attempting to develop. Pressing too hard at times and powerfully attempting to get his own. Would mostlikely be muchbetter if he was set up by somebody else and act as a finisher to get a constant rhythm going.
Marcus Thompson II @ThompsonScribe
Kuminga feels so pushed often. When he takes his time, he’s much more reliable. Figured he would be more under control and smooth with a year under his belt
McClung, the ruling G League Rookie of the Year, has more to show and may be making an impression on head coach Steve Kerr and his personnel.
OKAY, MAC! 👀
Mac McClung is HOOPING right now on NBA TV pic.twitter.com/bakO1R1VmB
No appearance, no issue 👀
Mac McClung’s behind-the-back cent in #PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/mU8SSGV67q
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Mac McClung is simply enjoyable
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
crazy how the Warriors are poised to keep the dynasty going now that Mac McClung is in the pipeline
The Warriors will be back in action in a Finals rematch Tuesday. They’ll fulfill the Boston Celtics at 8: 30 p.m. ET at Las Vegas’ Cox Pavilion.