NBA World Throws Stephen Curry to the Dogs After Disposed Teammate Flourishes in His Absence: “Was Holding Him Back”

Published 03/14/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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The Golden State Warriors have ebbed and flowed this season. Making drastic changes to the roster and bringing in some known faces, the Warriors are doing everything they can to make a deep push for the playoffs. The changes in the roster included trading away the second overall pick from the 2020 NBA draft. Now that the seven-foot big man is flourishing after the trade, fans have blamed Stephen Curry and the Warriors for his poor performance in the past.

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The Warriors struck gold in 2020 by landing the second overall pick in the NBA draft. However, things did not end as well as they had hoped for as James Wiseman was declared an absolute bust by everyone.

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The Warriors decided to part ways with the 7’1 big man by trading him to the Detroit Pistons. The trade involved four teams which also had the Atlanta Hawks and the Portland Trailblazers as a part of the deal.

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Now that James Wiseman is flourishing with his new team, fans were quick to throw Stephen Curry and the Warriors under the bus. Claiming that his development was hampered due to playing with the Warriors.

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One fan tweeted, “Warriors was holding him back..!.! Glad he somewhere where he can thrive and play his Game.”

While another fan commented, “Besides the Rockets, Pistons are the perfect team for him to get some game time in the league with absolutely no pressure. This should only make him comfortable and hopefully he can start to fluorish.”

Here are a few more reactions from fans on Twitter.

Many were glad that the Memphis college product finally flourishing. Nevertheless, others continued to blame the Warriors for his rocky start.

Wiseman touted as the Warriors savoir

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James Wiseman was touted to be the missing piece in the Warriors’ puzzle. After a disastrous 15-50 NBA season, many believed that Wiseman would help the Warriors get back to their dominant form.

However, Wiseman ended up missing a huge chunk of games for the first two seasons for the Warriors due to injury. Moreover, he had a hard time getting meaningful minutes in the Warriors rotation.

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The Warriors finally pulled the plug to trade him away and bring back Gary Payton II. Someone who was familiar with the Warriors’ gameplay and was part of their earlier championship team.

Now, Wiseman is proving his naysayers wrong. Did Stephen Curry and the Warriors really Wiseman? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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