NBA Draft 2020: Big Board 1.0

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A consensus No. 1 prospect across major NBA Draft sites, James Wiseman enters the 2019-20 season with a strong pedigree. He’s 7-foot-1, has a 7-foot-6 wingspan, and jumps off the screen athletically. There’s a reason for the hype.

If things break right, Wiseman has Defensive Player of the Year potential. He can engulf shots at the rim, but also has the lateral quickness to adequately defend the perimeter. His defensive I.Q. is a question mark, but the physical prowess and potential are, without question, alluring.

On the offensive end, Wiseman’s raw tools are equally as attractive. He has shown touch on mid-range jumpers, which could extend to the 3-point line in due time. His willingness to run the floor, combined with vertical spacing abilities, should allow Wiseman to find a comfortable role.