NBA Draft 2020: Draymond Green thinks James Wiseman to Warriors a 'good add'

Ali Thanawalla
NBC Sports BayArea

The Warriors will enter the 2020-21 NBA season with starters locked in at point guard, shooting guard, small forward and power forward.

But what about center?

Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss have shown they can play steady minutes at the position, but there is an NBA draft prospect who could be a better long-term fit for the Warriors.

James Wiseman earlier was projected as the No. 1 prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft, but now he's fallen behind a few other players.

Could Wiseman be a match for the Warriors if they hold on to their top-5 draft pick?

Draymond Green believes so, though he admitted on ESPN's "Jalen and Jacoby" that he hasn't seen a lot of Wiseman -- in fairness none of us have.

"I've seen some clips of his workouts and highlights, and he looks to be pretty mobile, a pretty athletic guy," Green said Tuesday. "So with our speed and pace, the way we play, I think he would definitely be a great add if that's case, but I don't really know what pick we're going to get or what pick he's going to go. I'm a living testament to that. You never know how the draft is going to go and how the cards may fall."

In NBC Sports Bay Area's Mock Draft 10.0, Insider James Ham has the Warriors selecting Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton at No. 5 and the Minnesota Timberwolves picking Wiseman with the No. 6 pick.

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

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But he comes with question marks. Wiseman's college career at Memphis just lasted three games after he was ruled ineligible because the NCAA discovered that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway 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 withdraw from school and prepare for the NBA draft. In those three games, Wiseman averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes.

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

With the draft pushed back until Oct. 16, the Warriors have plenty of time to make a decision on what to do with their pick. But it sounds like Wiseman has the Draymond Stamp of Approval.

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