NBA Draft: James Wiseman would be ‘major coup’ for Warriors, Andy Katz states
Katz believes Wiseman would be ‘major coup’ for Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
In less than 24 hr, the Warriors will announce who they have actually chosen with the No. 2 general pick in the 2020 NBA Draft– that is, if they keep it. But if they do, the agreement has actually long been that their selection will come down to one of 3 potential customers: Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman or LaMelo Ball.
Each possibility uses loads of potential, however all at once includes some significant question marks. While Edwards and Ball get knocked for a few of what they have actually put on tape, the main point scaring groups about Wiseman is the truth that he doesn’t have much tape at all.
Wiseman was the top-ranked gamer in his high school recruiting class, but appeared in simply 3 collegiate video games at Memphis prior to he was suspended for his involvement in a recruiting offense and eventually pulled out of the rest of the season. Wiseman balanced an excellent 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over those three contests, but only one game came against good competitors.
Still, there are various reasons the Warriors would find Wiseman’s skill set to be attractive, and it might turn out that Wiseman’s lack of collegiate experience works in their favor if he drops to the second choice. As college basketball expert Andy Katz discussed, there’s a decent chance Wiseman would be in much greater need had he played his entire freshman season.
” I firmly think had he had a complete routine season … I really think he might be the agreement No. 1 choice, because he might have been that dominant and it would have been that clear that he was the finest gamer,” Katz informed 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” on Tuesday. “Now, would he have been Nationwide Player of the Year over Obi Toppin? Perhaps not, since Dayton had a much better group than Memphis … however he would have certainly been in the race for that, prospective First string All-American. And so, I just do not believe there would have been a doubt.
” Now, would Minnesota have taken him next to Karl-Anthony Towns? Maybe not, however in terms of the agreement gamer, I believe he would have been. And, Golden State … they’re not used to being at No. 2. Therefore, to me, this is a significant coup for them to get this choice, due to the fact that potentially if they take him, which I believe they will, he could be that missing out on piece for them in the center once they get completely healthy and are back to being the Warriors that we expect.”
Even if the Warriors have determined Wiseman as their man, it’s clearly not ensured that they’ll be able to get him. However if they do end up drafting him at No. 2, they just might end up with the player who needs to have been selected initially.