Well if me not being able to keep Lamelo Ball's name out of my mouth makes me a homer, then call me a homer...
At some point there will be a consensus even among Warriors fans that Melo is the more talented prospect and better player. When that day comes, I'll be done talking about it. Until then...
Of course Ball is the better player, maybe even a generational talent; yet, here we are with Wiseman (perhaps the best big man prospect to wear a Warriors uniform since Wilt, Nate, and Parish). Can we discuss what Wiseman needs to do to improve his game?
My Wiseman thoughts (copied and pasted from a previous post):
1. Can Wiseman improve as a rebounder?
I believe that he can. He needs to block out his man on the defensive end and get more aggressive on the offensive end. Yet, these skills will only develop through more practice, skill development, and playing time. It will be painful for us to watch, but Wiseman can improve in this area.
2. Can Wiseman develop better "hands" so that he can become a better recipient of passes on the block and in traffic?
Big question mark on this one. Wiseman's hands painfully remind me of a "'poor man's' version of Adonal Foyle's hands," and that is pretty depressing.
3. Can Wiseman develop a low block game on offense?
I believe so. Again, practice, skill development, and playing time are going to all play into this equation. It would be amazing to see Wiseman develop a respectable low block offensive game to where he consistently would draw a double-team. If Wiseman can get to this point of development, then it will be incumbent upon Myers and Kerr to surround Wiseman with three-point shooters, and for us fans to hope that Wiseman can develop his passing skills from the low block (think Hakeem Olajuwon during the Rocket championship years).
4. Can Kerr utilize Wiseman on the perimeter, especially when on the floor with Green, where Green or even Wiggins could play on the block?
Green can easily find cutters as well as open perimeter players and get the ball to them quickly and efficiently. Wiggins can draw the double on the block (because of his ability to post up and pose a scoring threat) and needs to develop a better "feel" for finding the open man. I can see Wiseman and his spacing being an offensive weapon for the Warriors.
5. Can Wiseman become a better one-on-one and help defender?
Yes. Again, Wiseman needs time to develop.