NBA Rumors: Warriors Sign No Players During Transaction Window


The Warriors enter the 2020-21 NBA season with starters locked to the point guard, the firing guard, a small forward and a forward.

But what about the center?

Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss have shown that they can play consistent minutes at position, but there is hope for an NBA draft that could be a better long-term adjustment for the Warriors.

Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman was previously considered the best hope in the 2020 NBA Draft, but is now lagging behind a few other players.

Could Wiseman be a game for the Warriors if they keep their top 5 pick?

Draymond Green thinks so, although he admitted on ESPN’s “Jalen and Jacoby” that he hasn’t seen much of the Wiseman – in fairness none of us have seen him.

“I’ve seen some snippets of his workouts and highlights, and he seems to be fairly mobile, a pretty athletic guy,” Green said on Tuesday. “So with our speed and pace, the way we play, I think it would certainly be a great addition if that is the case, but I don’t really know which choice we will get or which choice he will choose . I I am a living testimony of this. You never know how the draft will go and how the cards may fall. ”

In NBC Sports Bay Area Mock Draft 10.0, Insider James Ham has the Warriors selecting Iowa State Guard Tyrese Haliburton at No. 5 and the Minnesota Timberwolves choosing Wiseman with choice # 6.

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

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But it comes with question marks. Wiseman’s academic career lasted three games after being declared ineligible because the NCAA discovered that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway had 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 retire from school and prepare for the NBA draft. In these three games, Wiseman averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes.

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

With the postponed until October 16, the Warriors have plenty of time to decide what to do with their choice. But it looks like Wiseman has the Draymond stamp of approval.



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