Golden State Warriors assign injured Klay Thompson, James Wiseman to G-League affiliate

The Golden State Warriors assigned Klay Thompson and James Wiseman to their G-League affiliate on Sunday, the team announced Sunday.

The hope is that Thompson (left ACL/right Achilles) and Wiseman (meniscus) receive practice time at that level, while they continue their respective rehabilitation programs.

Thompson, 31, who was cleared for contact more than a week ago and participated in his first team practice in over two years last week, is scheduled to practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday as the NBA club starts a two-game road trip in California and Arizona.

Wiseman, 20, still hasn’t been cleared for full contact, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr remains optimistic that both players will be able to help his team in the near future.

“Klay will be scrimmaging and James will continue his work,” Kerr said before Sunday’s game against the LA Clippers. “I don’t think (Wiseman) is scrimmaging yet, but Klay will be doing 5-on-5.”

Thompson has not played since tearing his ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and his Achilles in November 2020. Wiseman has not played since suffering a meniscus tear in April 2021. Kerr also noted prior to the game that Andre Iguodala is with the Warriors on the trip, but he will not be playing in either of the next two games as he continues dealing with knee swelling and soreness.

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