The early returns from James Wiseman have been very promising, and his Golden State Warriors teammate Draymond Green has taken notice.
Speaking to reporters Saturday, Green said the 19-year-old has what it takes to develop into an "All-Star, premier player in this league."
"I think he's going to be a really special player in this league," Green continued.
The Warriors selected Wiseman with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA draft. There were questions about his readiness for the pros after he played just three college games for Memphis in 2019-20.
Through his first five games in the NBA, Wiseman is averaging 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. He's shown decent range, making 50 percent of his 10 three-pointers.
Green and the Warriors are counting on Wiseman to become a premier player. Their roster has been decimated by injuries over the past two years, most notably with Klay Thompson missing last season with a torn ACL and this season with a ruptured Achilles.
Golden State is built around a core of players older than 30, including Thompson, Green and Stephen Curry. Wiseman is the franchise's best hope of developing a superstar who can lead them for years to come.