Why the Warriors should trade James Wiseman: Long-term future
The Golden State Warriors have many pieces that are going to be considered long-term assets.
However, if anything, Wiseman may be one of the ones forgotten about. Players like Jordan Poole, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga have shown enough to make fans comfortable in the foreseeable future.
Moody and Poole, just the other night against Denver, combined for 62 points. Kuminga has had his own acts of dominance with Green’s extended absence. While having Wiseman is key as well, eventually, the Warriors are going to have to choose which to continue their franchise with.
Poole and Wiggins will need contracts after next offseason, and given the contracts the Big 3 are still on and the fact that Green’s expires the same offseason as Wiseman’s deal, most of the Warriors cap space may go to keeping that core together.
Wiseman averaged 11.5 points per game and struggled to really be a force defensively like Golden State expected. It’s hard to critique a rookie much, but if Wiseman can’t show promise in his second season, there’s no reason they don’t go ahead and move on.