James Wiseman has been preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft since last December when he opted to leave Memphis after just three games played. Let’s just say it’s been a while since he’s been able to take part in a live competition.
Wiseman is projected as a top-three pick in the 2020 draft, but there is some speculation as to his possible landing spot. The Timberwolves are often mocked to select Anthony Edwards in national mock drafts. That would leave LaMelo Ball at No. 2 for the Warriors, but it remains to be seen if Golden State will even keep that pick.
What Golden State does with its pick could determine Wiseman’s fate. The Warriors don’t seem like a fit for Wiseman at No. 2, so he could very well be available at three when the Charlotte Hornets are on the clock.
The center position may simply not be much of a priority for teams atop this year’s NBA Draft order. Regardless, standing at 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-4 wingspan, Wiseman has the best physical intangibles of anyone at his position in this class.
Let’s take a look at three teams that can’t afford to pass on James Wiseman in the Nov. 18 NBA Draft.