NBA rumors: Warriors unsure where to put James Wiseman on draft board

Drew Shiller
·1 min read

Report: Warriors unsure where to put Wiseman on draft board originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

If the Warriors do not trade the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, who will they take?

Many draft analysts believe James Wiseman will be the guy, but the latest info from the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau sheds some doubt on that narrative.

"The Warriors are still figuring out where to put Wiseman on their big board, according to multiple league sources," Letourneau writes. "His limited playmaking ability and shooting range could make him an odd fit in a system that asks its center to be an offensive fulcrum.

"But after watching Wiseman work out in Miami last week, a league source who was present told The Chronicle, 'He really is gifted physically. Is he worth the second pick? I’m not sure.' "

The 19-year-old is 7-foot-1 with shoes on, weighs 250 pounds, has a 7-foot-5 wingspan and 9-foot-6 standing reach.

As The Athletic's Marcus Thompson reported less than two weeks ago, Warriors owner Joe Lacob, president of basketball operations Bob Myers, coach Steve Kerr and director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini traveled to Miami to watch Wiseman work out in person.

It is unclear if Letourneau's source is one of these four men, or somebody else who was in attendance.

We already have seen a lot of conflicting information surrounding this year's draft and its top prospects, and plenty more will surface over the next 16 days.

RELATED: Report: Wiseman 'does not want' T-Wolves to draft him No. 1

Nov. 18 cannot get here soon enough.

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