James Wiseman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 83 / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/31/2001 (22)
James Wiseman Last 10 Games
James Wiseman News
Detroit Pistons center James Wiseman (finger) is expected to suit up on Monday in Oklahoma City. The 2020 No. 2 overall pick hasn't done anything for fantasy managers this season, considering he's been held off the floor by head coach Monty Williams. As a result, Wiseman isn't someone to consider using in any fantasy setup, and that shouldn't change until he receives a routine role in the rotation. Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon.
Detroit Pistons center James Wiseman came off of the bench on Thursday and played 23 minutes in the team's preseason win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 22-year-old ended with 20 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block while hitting all eight of his shots. Even with Jalen Duren (ankle) missing this contest, Wiseman played the backup role to Marvin Bagley III. He made the most of his opportunity with an excellent game, but when it comes to the regular season, he should still be relegated to a backup role behind Duren. Wiseman will likely be a streamer at best unless injuries shift the rotation.
Detroit Pistons head coach Monty Williams says forwards/centers James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley III are competing for "the backup big spot." Williams tends to prefer smaller lineups, so that seems to leave a very low fantasy floor for one or the other with 2022 first-round pick Jalen Duren locked in as the starting center. It helps their respective causes that Isaiah Livers (ankle) is down for six-to-eight weeks with an ankle injury, but it sounds like Wiseman and Bagley are more or less fighting for scraps. Fantasy managers in shallow leagues might want to steer clear from the two big men with no clear pathway to minutes having presented itself at this point. Isaiah Stewart, who appears to be solidified as Detroit's backup power forward, is probably the Pistons big worth a flier pick this draft season.
Detroit Pistons center James Wiseman ruled the paint versus Orlando on Saturday, notching 16 points and 12 rebounds in an 89-78 victory. He also swatted away two shots while shooting 6-for-10 from the field with a 1-for-3 effort from outside. Wiseman is looking to rebuild his reputation as a second-overall pick and he had a good spell with the Pistons last season, logging 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds after arriving from Golden State. The Summer League offers him an opportunity to rebuild further confidence.