When discussing the possibility of the Warriors using their potential top-five pick in the 2020 NBA draft on Memphis C James Wiseman, Marquese Chriss stated, "I’m just thankful to have an organization that believes in me...At the end of the day, if they do draft (Wiseman), I know they’re making the best decision that they can for this team and that they feel will be beneficial for us to win a championship." (Connor Letourneau on Twitter)
A report came out a couple of weeks ago claiming that James Wiseman was atop the Warriors draft board, suggesting that Chriss may not be in the Warriors future plans. However, Chriss' play after the all-star break renewed the Warriors confidence in his ability to man the center position next season. Chriss averaged 12.7 points (on 58.4% shooting) while talling 9.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.8 steals across 26 minutes in nine games after the all-star break. According to multiple sources, "the front office is so optimistic about his future, it would be comfortable entering next season with him as the starting center." Chriss provides a lot of versatility for fantasy owners as he contributes in all categories except three-pointers. If he can hold onto the starting center role, he could be a good mid-round selection for fantasy owners next season.