With the announcement that social distancing measures will be in place until the end of April, it is safe to say we won’t be seeing NBA basketball until the end of May/early June at the earliest.
We still don’t know how this will impact the scheduling of the NBA Draft, but with 17 games left in the season, we know the Warriors will have a great shot at landing the No. 1 pick.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report shares his thoughts on which prospects can be potential fits for some of the teams that are looking at top 5 picks.
In his mock draft, it isn’t surprising to see him have the Warriors take Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards with the first pick.
Moton then adds who he feels can be an alternate fit for the Dubs if they don’t get Edwards, and he says Memphis big man James Wiseman would be ideal.
Here is what Moton wrote:
“In a short flash, we saw what Wiseman can do on the court. Golden State should want the full package. The 7-footer isn’t a modern-day NBA big who can shoot from beyond the arc and defend the three-point line, but the 18-year-old could patrol the paint and bolster the Warriors’ offensive presence in the low post.
If the Warriors want to contend in the Western Conference next season, they need someone who can force Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis to work for his points near the rim.”
I like the Wiseman fit as well. He will provide a long-term solution at the big forward/center spot and can be an effective rim protector as well. Another alternative for Bob Myers and co. is to trade the pick for an established NBA vet, but having a good young player on a cheap contract helps with the salary cap situation as well.
If the Dubs don’t get Edwards at No. 1, who else would you like to see them draft?
Here some more links:
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Sven candidates for Warriors’ massive Andre Iguodala trade exception (NBC Bay Area)