We’ve reached the one-month point of this NBA season, and it’s surprising considering the abundance of basketball and storylines we’ve already had. It feels like Victor Wembanyama has been in our NBA life for far longer than just this short period. Since then, he’s undeniably left an indelible mark on both players and fans across the league.
Take a look at this clip, capturing the commentary from numerous NBA stars reflecting on the 19-year-old Frenchman’s early NBA career. There are a few notable takeaways from it. Firstly, even towering NBA players recognize Victor’s exceptional height, repeatedly marvelling at his height during OG Anunoby’s post-game conference.
In addition to his towering presence, players around the league praised his impressive agility on the court. His ability to seamlessly transition from the wing to swiftly defending against driving players, often stifling them, has drawn admiration. Rudy Gobert, his compatriot, highlighted the remarkable improvements Victor has made since the summer league. The progress has been substantial, and Rudy eagerly anticipates further growth. Despite concerns about his physique and injury vulnerability, Gobert was quick to praise Victor’s dedication to maintaining his physical condition.
Witnessing Victor’s incredible flexibility firsthand in this clip is truly astonishing. His ongoing journey to improve his physique and add more muscle is a pivotal part of his rookie evolution. While it’s clear that employing physicality against him works for now, players unanimously agree that as he fills out his frame, this advantage will diminish over time.
This seems accurate, although the mention of the 10-game losing streak feels a bit tough..
The Efficiency Landscape. What Jumps Out? pic.twitter.com/LcRanCwSJS— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) November 24, 2023
That photo of Wemby is awesome. Could we turn it into a poster?