Warriors Draft James Wiseman at No. 2

The Warriors used the second pick in the draft to select former Memphis center James Wiseman.

The selection reflects Golden State’s desire to add size this offseason to compete with the Lakers and the league’s other big teams. Wiseman has the build of a traditional center at 7’1″ and 240 pounds.

Scouts and college basketball fans only got a brief look at Wiseman during his three-game career at Memphis. After being embroiled in an eligibility battle with the NCAA, Wiseman left school in December to focus on preparing for the NBA. He was dominant in his brief time with the Tigers, averaging 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.

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5 thoughts on “Warriors Draft James Wiseman at No. 2

  1. mlbnyyfan

    Surprised they didn’t trade the pick for a veteran. They are in win now mode.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        They weren’t exactly in win-now mode last season, but if they lose Klay for another year it may be difficult to improve significantly from last year’s win total of 15 games. Even with Curry returning, it’s hard to see them winning more than half of their games if Thompson is out for the year.

  2. Well who knows what happens now. I think they picked the best available asset and that’s this guy. Other teams trying to trade up to get him and he can probably help the team now if they keep him. If Klay is out for a year with an Achilles or something like that do the Warriors rebuild? Wow so much to digest. Does Klay come back even three-quarters of who he was 2 years ago? Do they trade Wiseman for three guys to plug in the holes they have now. Marcus Smart and a young wing or two? I guess we’ll see what kind of player Andrew Wiggins is now…

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