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James Wiseman claims he’s a ‘great fit’ with Warriors, Stephen Curry


The Golden State Warriors are one of the few teams in the league that have a shot at selecting James Wiseman in the 2020 NBA Draft.

During an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, Wiseman talked about potentially being drafted by the Warriors and if they would be a great fit for him.

“I feel like that’s a great fit,” Wiseman said Wednesday. “I feel like playing with veteran players like them can help me develop my game quickly, but I can also just learn from them because they’ve been in the league for a really long time, so just me being under their wings will be really great.”

The Warriors finished the season with the worst record in the league at 15-50, and according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, they have a 14 percent chance of landing the number one pick in this year’s draft and James Wiseman could very well be that player.

Despite only played three games at Memphis, Wiseman showcased glimpses of why he deserves to be a lottery selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. In his three games at Memphis, the 19-year-old averaged 19.7, 10.7, and 3.0 blocks per game at Memphis. Furthermore, he shot an astonishing 76.9 percent from the field and 70.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Nevertheless, the 7-foot-1 center could instantly impact this Warriors team that currently has its questions at the center position. Wiseman will also be surrounded by many impressive outside shooters in Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Andrew Wiggins, so that’ll give the Warriors a very versatile starting lineup.

The 2020 NBA Draft lottery is scheduled to be on August 20th.