Where is Golden State Warrior's second overall draft pick- James Wiseman? 

As James Wiseman returns from a mediocre G-League stint, trade rumors for the youngster are gaining traction.

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By Shrey Gupta | Dec 7, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

It is safe to say that The Golden State Warriors are one of the more successful franchises in the NBA. Their strengths lie in how they draft and develop their young talent. In the last 15 years, all three of their superstar starters have been drafted. Their most recent lottery pick was James Wiseman in the draft class of 2020. Klay Thompson was drafted 11th overall in 2011, while Draymond was taken 35th in 2012. Stephen Curry, at the 7th spot, was the greatest draft steal in history. Recently, the Warriors have been focusing on developing Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody. While their development is going on, another youngster James Wiseman is putting in the work. 

The Golden State Warriors seem like they are lost in the development of James Wiseman. Wiseman only played a handful of college games before getting drafted. He has had more than a few starts in his two seasons in the NBA but has not made any impact. James seems to need a lot more work than the other development projects. He was recently assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors as a part of his training.

An update on James Wiseman and his G-league stint

The Golden State Warriors announced Tuesday they have recalled center James Wiseman from their G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. It is expected that James Wiseman will be available for the game against Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Wiseman has spent nearly three weeks in the G-League. The Warriors felt he’d get the individual attention, practice time, and in-game reps he needed to develop quicker in Santa Cruz. After four years in the NBA, Wiseman hasn’t played a full basketball season. He only appeared in three games with Memphis in 2019–20, tore his meniscus during his first NBA season. In his seven games with Santa Cruz, Wiseman averaged an underwhelming 15.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.14 blocks in 26.6 minutes.

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 Hopefully, James Wiseman finds the form that the Warriors need him to be in. Else, trading him may be an option. A Stephen Curry-like player will only grace the NBA once in a lifetime, which means that the Golden State Warriors must put all their chips into winning now. If that means trading their draft pick something that is against the franchise mentality, then so be it.

This NBA trade sends Wiseman out of San Francisco

Golden State Warriors are understaffed at the five spots, but James Wiseman is not filing for that role anytime soon. With the trade season at the cusp, here is a James Wiseman trade that has caught some traction. The warriors lose out on two upcoming picks and a sharpshooter like Moody. On the bright side, they get to rid themselves of James Wiseman before talks of any undeserving rookie extensions. The warriors also get Gary Harris, a veteran player with playoff experience. 

  • Golden State Warriors receive G/F Gary Harris and C Moritz Wagner
  • Orlando Magic receive C James Wiseman, G/F Moses Moody, a 2027 second-round pick, and a 2028 second-round pick

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