Things haven’t been going well for the defending NBA champions lately. The Golden State Warriors are in the middle of a four-game losing streak, all on the road. The latest came against an Orlando Magic team that was 1-7 going into Thursday’s game; the Warriors squandered a 16-point lead en route to the L.
A glaring part of the ignominious loss was the performance of third-year center James Wiseman. In less than 10 minutes of playing time, Wiseman found himself with more fouls (3) than points (2), and was a -9 overall for the Dubs. The silver lining – although perhaps more comparable to the sheen of tin foil – was that he ended up with as many rebounds as he made fouls.