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Why agent believes Warriors camp invitee Wesson has great value

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Kaleb Wesson -- a 6-foot-9 big who went undrafted out of Ohio State -- signed a training camp contract last week with the Warriors.

The 21-year-old averaged 14.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 blocks during his junior season with the Buckeyes, while shooting nearly 43 percent from deep on 3.4 attempts per game.

He also got to the free throw line 5.2 times per night, and made 73 percent of his attempts.

“One of the biggest things that Kaleb can hang his hat on is that he has a clear ability to stretch the floor,” his agent, Jelani Floyd, recently told The Athletic's Bill Landis. “All the other things he can work on.

"But let’s focus on the things he can do. He’s an NBA player shooting the 3 from his position. His size, his IQ, his ability to put the ball on the floor, make plays for others — I think he’s very valuable.”

If Wesson does not earn Golden State's final roster spot or a two-way contract with the franchise, the expectation is that he would begin the season with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors.

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The man who was named "Mr. Basketball" in Ohio in 2017 will look to prove that he should have been one of the 60 picks in the 2020 draft.

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"I think Kaleb fits in really well with today’s NBA as the game shifts and gets a little smaller," Floyd said. "He can play that five, but he can also play that four spot.

 

"He might struggle quickness-wise, and there have been some knocks on him defensively, but if you pair him with an athletic big who has those things, Kaleb can play on and off the ball. He can pass (and) set screens."

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