Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton and Obi Toppin. These are some of the top names, and they are ready to accept the earliest picks at the beginning of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Timberwolves, Warriors and Hornets hope to choose the best from these prospects so they don’t leave too many sharks for others.
Focusing on the situation of the Golden State Warriors, they seem to be more interested in James Wiseman than anyone else. The six-time championship team hopes to strengthen the already strong lineups of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. But how good is Wiseman? Is he better than Joel Embiid or Chris Bosh?
A former NBA All-Star reunites Wiseman and Chris Bosh
Penny Hardaway, who has been selected to the NBA All-Star four times and twice as a member of the NBA first team, played in the NBA for 14 years. Currently, he serves as a college basketball coach and understands the draft prospects inside and outside. In an interview, he spoke highly of James Wiseman, 19 years old.
He yelled “His game reminds me of Chris Bosh. I know it is a burden for many people. But when I see him, he has been trying to reach the three-point line. Similarities. But his athletic ability is stronger.”
Now, considering the certificate CB4 has obtained since the beginning of his career, this is a huge compliment. Chris averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks during his rookie season. He also hit 35.7% from the city, which further improved his hit rate. It must be noted that Wiseman is also very strong defensively. His 7’1” 240 pounds weight is almost the same as his, even dominant.
James could be the best choice for the Warriors
If the Warriors did not travel along the trade route, James Wiseman would be the best option they considered. Mr. Hardaway has seen James Wiseman grow into the player he is today. He believes that James has brought a series of top athletic ability, bottom line speed, relentless defense and excellent people at both ends.
The coach further added, “He is determined to protect this edge and play it every night. I am not saying that he will average 15 or 20 points per game, but what I am saying is that he protects the basket and rebounds every night.”
Due to certain influences, Wiseman’s new life was shortened. His playing ability and shooting ability have not been greatly improved, but he shows all signs of flashing speed growth. The Warriors will definitely benefit from it, because James can perform miracles under the leadership of Steve Kerr.
If the Minnesota Timberwolves sign him first, it will hurt their ambitions, but if the Warriors have no other agreement, they are likely to adopt him.