NBA mock draft: James Wiseman consensus Warriors pick at No. 2 overall

NBC Sports Bay Area Staff
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Experts agree Warriors likely pick Wiseman No. 2 in draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

After months and months of guessing, we finally are about to know the Warriors' plans with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. 

Will they keep the pick or trade it? Is James Wiseman the answer? What about Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball or Deni Avdija?

NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole believes the Warriors should call Wiseman's name if they stay at No. 2, and the experts agree. Here's what they have the Warriors doing with the draft just one day away.

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James Ham, NBC Sports California 

Pick: Wiseman

Why: "Wiseman has the physical makeup to be a game changer in the post. He’ll need time to develop, but that doesn’t mean he can’t earn minutes early in his career as a rim runner, rebounder and shot blocker."

Jonathan Givony, ESPN

Pick: Wiseman 

Why: "[LaMelo] Ball's talent presents the possibility for special long-term upside, while Wiseman might be better equipped to immediately help the franchise return to the NBA Finals."

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report

Pick: Wiseman

Why: "Though the upside kicks in for Wiseman once his shooting touch and post game come alive, he could take it slower early in Golden State, playing to his strengths as a finisher while protecting the Warriors' rim."

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated

Pick: Wiseman

Why: "Although teams didn’t have much Wiseman film to work with, his immense size and physical tools, defensive ceiling and potential to develop a reliable jump shot are major calling cards."

Sam Vecenie, The Athletic

Pick: Wiseman

Why: "Simply put, NBA evaluators consider Wiseman to be among the safest players in the draft while also possessing some true high-level defensive upside."

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