Warriors’ Draymond Green Reveals a Funny Reason Why James Wiseman’s Development is Exciting

Published 12/27/2020, 5:00 AM EST


The Golden State Warriors have not been looking like a championship contender in the opening two games. But they do have a bright spot in their rookie James Wiseman. Wiseman was touted as one of the best prospects from this class, and so far he has proved his worth.

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In the absence of their established superstars, such as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, James Wiseman could very well be their second scoring option this season. In their Christmas Day matchup vs the Bucks, Wiseman nearly recorded a double-double. Furthermore, he was quite efficient, shooting 75% from the 3-pt line.

Draymond Green praises James Wiseman

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Dec 22, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets power forward Jeff Green (8) and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Green talked about his teammate in an interview. According to Green, Wiseman is still unpolished but is still an amazing player to watch. He said, “The fun part is he don’t have a f**king clue about what he’s actually doing. He don’t even know the basics. That is exciting because he’s gonna learn those basics. But to see what he’s able to do not having a clue … is very exciting.”

Wiseman, with his towering stature, has a chance to one day become one of the best big men in the league. However, for that to become a reality, the 19-year-old would need to learn from his teammates.

Draymond Green in particular is a phenomenal defender who can be a mentor for Wiseman. The former DPOY is known for his defensive prowess and was one of the key players during the Warriors’ championship runs.

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Should the Golden State Warriors be worried?

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during a NBA game at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors have had a bad start to their season, but there is still some time for them to improve. They have gone through some major roster changes and have also been facing injury troubles at the beginning of the season.

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Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr.’s poor form is something the team needs to worry about. To look at the bright side, Steph Curry should be back in rhythm in the next few games. However, the Warriors do need to build the team chemistry, if they want to make a deep playoff run. There is no other way around that.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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