4 Reclamation projects Miami Heat Culture can save this offseason

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James Wisemen

James Wisemen, the second overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2020 draft, has not lived up to his draft selection and has had a hard time finding consistency so far in his career.

Wisemen struggled as a rookie and then missed his second season with a knee injury.  Wisemen couldn’t get a consistent role with the Warriors in the 2022-23 season and was traded to the Detroit Pistons. In 87 games with Detroit, Wiseman had several promising moments, but overall, he still wasn’t performing at the level he was initially expected as the second pick.

Meanwhile, the Heat need size and a reliable backup center. Wiseman is only 23 and still has a ton of potential. At 6-foot-11, 240 pounds, he's huge and athletic. He has an impressive second jump and can sky for offensive rebounds and putbacks.

Wiseman has a face-up game and has shown flashes of shooting threes and pushing the ball in transition. He has the potential to be a good defender, but needs to lock in mentally on that end. If the Heat can save Wiseman's career, they could be looking at a near 7-foot shot-blocker with top-pick potential.

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