James Wiseman could be forced to sit out the remainder of his freshman season at Memphis due to eligibility issues, but NBA executives don't believe it will have a dramatic impact on his draft stock.
“Will him sitting the year impact him a spot or two? Maybe,” one high-ranking team official said. “But it isn’t impacting his financial base. He is known as a talent.”
Wiseman is widely considered the best big man in 2020 NBA Draft and has been a candidate to be selected first overall.
Sources tell The Athletic that Memphis is optimistic Wiseman will miss fewer than nine games. Wiseman intends to re-file his lawsuit against the NCAA and Memphis if his season is not saved.