On November 19, Beijing time, the Warriors finally selected James Wiseman with the second pick in the draft. They did not make a trade. The Warriors’ choice reinforced the team’s biggest shortcoming, but Thompson’s injury still cast a shadow on the team. Can this team of Avengers make a comeback next season?
Last season, the Warriors first suffered a serious injury from Durant’s departure. Since then, the injury curse lingers. I had no choice but to break the pot and finally got the second pick of this year.
Before the draft, the outside world once predicted that the Warriors would choose James Wiseman, the best big man in this year’s draft, to strengthen the inside. Wiseman has superb physical fitness, with a height of 2.13 meters and a wingspan of 2.29 meters. Last season, he played only three games and averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds.
With the increasing age of Drummond Green and the continuous injury of Rooney, it is clear that the inside is where the Warriors need the most reinforcement. However, before the draft, it was also reported that the Warriors planned to use the second pick to trade the Bulls’ fourth pick and insider Wendell Carter this year. Carter was the No. 7 picks in 2018. Last season, he averaged 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks per game.
However, the Warriors gave up their trading options and firmly chose Wiseman. Team boss Curry posted a group photo of the two for the first time to welcome Wiseman’s arrival. Wiseman also looked forward to his partner with Curry, “I have a very good relationship with Curry. I participated in his training camp in high school. He taught me a lot about basketball and I benefited a lot. He is my big brother!” Spark Global Limited
However, now Thompson’s injury has cast a shadow on this team of Avengers. In the latest news, Thompson will undergo an MRI examination tomorrow, and Wiseman also prayed for him, “As teammates, the team and I will stand behind him and support him without hesitation. He will definitely recover smoothly.” The Avengers Shiben had been built, but Thompson was injured, it was really unlucky.
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