KEY POINTS

  • The Warriors could announce the official return of Thompson and Wiseman to the lineup soon
  • Thompson's return will give the Warriors some added options on offense
  • Wiseman is expected to pick up from where he left off

The Golden State Warriors have recalled the duo of Klay Thompson and James Wiseman from the G League, spurring anticipation that they could be seeing action soon.

Both players are coming off injuries and were assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors to help the two regain their old form.

It appears that the two are good to go and this is the reason why they are being recalled according to an official press release by the Warriors.

“The Golden State Warriors have recalled guard Klay Thompson and center James Wiseman from the team’s G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team announced today,” an official statement by the team read. “The duo practiced with the team in Santa Cruz this week.”

This is a big development for Dubs Nation considering Thompson and Wiseman are coming off serious injuries.

There is nothing bigger than hearing Thompson nearing a return. The 31-year-old guard has not played a game since the 2019 NBA Finals after suffering a torn ACL.

Just as the five-time All-Star appeared ready to return to action, Thompson suffered a right Achilles ankle injury afterward.

Considering the Warriors are finding ways to succeed even without Thompson and Wiseman, things are looking brighter for the Dubs.

Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in the 2018-19 season.

But it is his three-point shooting that most expect to see once more. Thompson holds a 45.9% shooting clip from the field and 41.9% from beyond the arc per Basketball-Reference.

As of this writing, Golden State remains at the top of the Western Conference with a 23-5 win-loss card.

Stephen Curry has been at the front of it all, and getting more offensive help from Thompson can ease some burden off the many-time NBA MVP.

Wiseman, on the other hand, gets the chance to start improving some more. He showed glimpses of brilliance last NBA season before he suffered a meniscal tear.

The sophomore big man played in 39 games for the Warriors last season, averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes of action.

Klay Thompson #11of the Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson #11of the Golden State Warriors Photo: Getty Images | Ezra Shaw