Sport NBA Draft: James Wiseman to Warriors a 'good add,' Draymond Green says

07:25  01 july  2020
07:25  01 july  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

Draymond Green thinks James Wiseman would be good fit for Warriors

  Draymond Green thinks James Wiseman would be good fit for Warriors The Golden State Warriors will have a high draft pick this year, giving them the opportunity to add high-end talent to the existing championship core. Draymond Green seems to have a pretty clear idea of which player he’d like to see the Warriors take, if possible. © The Commercial Appeal-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC Green believes that the former Memphis Tiger could find a role in Golden State. Green singled out Memphis center James Wiseman as a good fit for the team’s style of play, citing speed and athleticism as key factors.

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College basketball analyst Jay Bilas mentioned two names when discussing the draft 's top prospects Wiseman -- the 7-footer who played only three games as a freshman at Memphis this past season -- is considered the No. 3 Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green own three NBA titles.

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Memphis big man James Wiseman -- the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft -- has withdrawn from the school in order to prepare for Shortly thereafter, Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed more details. James Wiseman began informing Memphis coaches in recent days about

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Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman earlier was projected as the No. 1 prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft, but now he's fallen behind a few other players.

Could Wiseman be a match for the Warriors if they hold on to their top-5 draft pick?

Draymond Green believes so, though he admitted on ESPN's "Jalen and Jacoby" that he hasn't seen a lot of Wiseman -- in fairness none of us have.

"I've seen some clips of his workouts and highlights, and he looks to be pretty mobile, a pretty athletic guy," Green said Tuesday. "So with our speed and pace, the way we play, I think he would definitely be a great add if that's case, but I don't really know what pick we're going to get or what pick he's going to go. I'm a living testament to that. You never know how the draft is going to go and how the cards may fall."

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In NBC Sports Bay Area's Mock Draft 10.0, Insider James Ham has the Warriors selecting Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton at No. 5 and the Minnesota Timberwolves picking Wiseman with the No. 6 pick.

With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Green comprising four-fifths of the Warriors' starting lineup, the 7-foot-1, 235-pound Wiseman could be the missing piece.

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But he comes with question marks. Wiseman's college career lasted three games after he was ruled ineligible because the NCAA discovered that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway provided money to help Wiseman's family move from Nashville to Memphis in 2017.

Wiseman was reinstated, but instead of returning to Memphis, he decided to withdraw from school and prepare for the NBA draft. In those three games, Wiseman averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes.

The Warriors have spoken to Wiseman on a Zoom call, The Athletic's Anthony Slater reported earlier this month, so we know he's on their radar.

With the draft pushed back until Oct. 16, the Warriors have plenty of time to make a decision on what to do with their pick. But it sounds like Wiseman has the Draymond Stamp of Approval.

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