The Golden State Warriors are sitting pretty, with one o the most talented rosters in the NBA, and the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft.
It’s a spot that few teams in NBA history have been in, as landing a high draft pick is often reserved for some of the league’s worst franchises. In this situation, though, the Warriors had a bit of a gap year, as injuries really took a toll on their superstars, so the losses piled up as a result. But they’ll likely be right back in the mix to chase a title this upcoming season.
In the meantime, talk has shifted to what the team may do with the No. 2 pick. They could trade it away, but still end up with a first-rounder in return, and some assets. Or, they could look toward building for their future, taking a top-tier player that could potentially help anchor their franchise once Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green move out of their prime years.
If you ask ESPN’s Mike Schmitz, the Warriors are most likely to draft Memphis big man James Wiseman.
“Agents and executives around the league consider Memphis big James Wiseman the most likely selection if the Warriors keep this pick,” Schmitz wrote.
Wiseman does figure to fit well with the team’s uptempo pace, and the Warriors could certainly use an athletic big man to run the floor and protect the paint.