James Wiseman Considered By Many Execs To Be One Of Safest Players In Draft

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James Wiseman Considered By Many Execs To Be One Of Safest Players In Draft 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:48 pm

James Wiseman has been impressive in workouts and Sam Vecenie of The Athletic writes that "a lot of executives I’ve spoken with actually consider Wiseman to be among the safer players in the draft."


Wiseman's combination of size, length and athleticism projects him to be a starting caliber center. The center position has been devalued in recent years with fewer true stars playing the position as well.


"Ultimately though, I do think Wiseman is more likely to go somewhere in the top-five than just about any other prospect," writes Vecenie. 

Via Sam Vecenie/The Athletic

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Re: James Wiseman Considered By Many Execs To Be One Of Safest Players In Draft 

Post#2 » by CJLoizzi » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:18 pm

I have a serious feeling this article is going to backfire lol. Hilariously enough I honestly think Devin Vassell has a higher ceiling than anyone here.
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Re: James Wiseman Considered By Many Execs To Be One Of Safest Players In Draft 

Post#3 » by njknicks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:02 am

You don't draft to be "safe" - you draft to develop/cultivate/acquire top-flight talent.

So many teams took the "safe" route and wound up setting their franchise back.

Just some examples :

Kings - failing to draft Luka ( going for the "safe" pick in Bagley )
Philly - drafting Fultz instead of Tatum
Charlotte - drafting Michael Kidd Gilchrist #2 instead of Bradley Beal (#3) or Lillard (#6)
Memphis - drafting Hasheem Thabeet #2 instead of James Harden (#3) or Steph Curry (#7)

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