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Will the Warriors' tanking pay off with James Wiseman?
BY DAVID THORPE
The NBA is flooded with mystery these days. The questions are fundamental. Will there be a season? When will it start?
But perhaps the most interesting open questions surround the Warriors. Just as they were mid-dynasty last season—having won three titles in four years—almost every key Warrior was sidelined with injury almost all of the time. They lost Kevin Durant and gained Andrew Wiggins and the second overall pick in November’s draft. On top of all of that, while they were out, the landscape changed—several new rivals ascended.
In Vegas’s view all of that leaves the Warriors as the NBA’s fourth-most likely to win the 2021 title, which is either too low or too high for this team, depending mainly on the NBA’s most fun mystery of all: What will the Warriors do with that pick?
The arguments, often based on well-sourced insider reports, are all over the place.
They will trade it, because rookies seldom help teams win and the age of the Warriors stars indicates they need t…
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