Kuminga hopes he and Wiseman are the next dynamic pairing of Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayria
It looks like the Warriors may have another dynamic duo on the horizon after “Splash Brothers” hangs up their sneakers.
While the pairing is currently unknown, perhaps the combo of Jonathan Cuminga and James Wiseman could take the league by storm at some point. In an interview ahead of Friday’s summer league game, Kuminga mentioned how well the two are playing with each other and hopes to play with Wiseman for a long time.
“Hopefully we’ll be playing together like this for the next 10 years, 15 years,” Kuminga said. “Just building our chemistry at a young age means a lot.”
It’s important to understand just how young the next pair of warriors are: Kuminga didn’t turn 20 until October, and Wiseman turned 21 in March. Also, apart from summer league play, the two haven’t played actual games together as Wiseman missed recovering from various injuries last season.
The 2022-2023 season will allow both players to fully showcase their abilities as several key pieces of the Warriors’ recent championship run have been signed elsewhere. If the Kuminga/Wiseman pairing works out, next season could be a harbinger of what Warriors fans can expect from this tandem.
Again, because the Warriors’ top picks in 2020 (Wiseman) and 2021 (Kuminga) are so short, they have ample time to figure things out. Patience is the key when it comes to development and considering the glow the two have already shown, fans can’t wait long to see what the pair can actually accomplish.
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Still, for Kuminga to say that he’s willing to play with Wiseman for the foreseeable future, it’s a good sign for Warriors fans. Even if the uncertain future may cause some fans to be wary of upcoming events, they can take solace from the fact that a new foundation is being laid.
If Cuminga and Wiseman are able to reach their full potential together in a warrior uniform, more championships are sure to come.
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