Warriors

Warriors

It's unclear if the Warriors covet big man James Wiseman in the 2020 NBA Draft.

We've seen a report that claimed Wiseman is at the top of Golden State's board (although we recently learned the board has not yet been finalized), and we've also heard that the Dubs are higher on Onyeka Okongwu.

Ultimately, it will be very surprising if Wiseman falls outside the top five. Depending on who wins the lottery, he could end up being the first player selected.

"I really don't care about the No. 1 spot to be honest," the 7-footer told Stadium's Jeff Goodman. "I just want to get better and just be a student of the game. Having real NBA vets teach you a lot about the game of basketball -- being in that type of environment will make my game develop tremendously.

"I just want to go to a team that I can fit the most and be successful."

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Many draft analysts believe Wiseman would fit in perfectly with the Warriors as a rim-running center who can serve as a lob threat on the offensive end, while protecting the rim defensively.

 

But there are question marks about his motor and feel for the game.

Yet, as Goodman told Wiseman: "I did a poll of 35 NBA executives on who they would take with the No. 1 overall pick -- 20 of the 35 picked you."

"That's good. That's such a blessing," the 19-year-old said. "When I get into the league, I'm trying to make a name for myself. I really don't care about the numbers -- I could go No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3.

"I'm just ready to go become a better player."

That's a great mindset to have.

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