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The case for Victor Wembanyama’s All-Star bid

Is this the next year that a rookie secures a place on the All-Star team?

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All-Star voting season is officially upon us, and with that comes the essential duty to advocate for Victor Wembanyama’s case in the Western All-Star team. Let’s start with the numbers: Wemby boasts an average of 19 points, 11 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game. His stats place him among the league’s elite, ranking in the top 2 for blocks, top 7 for rebounds, and top 22 for steals. However, his 19-point average places him 41st in scoring. Remarkably, he achieves all this in just 30.5 minutes per game, ranking 75th in the league for minutes played.

This rookie has illuminated the court with a stellar debut season, leaving a significant impact despite limited playing time. His defensive prowess has been nothing short of exceptional, easily slotting him within the top five defensive players in the league. Opponents across the NBA think twice before attempting layups in the paint, intimidated by Wemby’s imposing size and defensive skills.

Choosing All-Star teams is always a difficult task, and many might view Victor’s team’s lacklustre results as a drawback. However, the fact that he achieves such remarkable numbers while playing on the youngest roster in the NBA, without a clear point guard, magnifies his accomplishments.

Over the next few days, it’s time for us to play our part and vote for our beloved Wambanyama!

The rookie is playing his cards wisely, aligning himself with superstar artist Taylor Swift, showcasing an appreciation that could rally her formidable fan base.

In positive news, all indications point to Wemby’s return to action on Thursday night!

Here is a recent update of this awesome thread. Turns out, refs aren’t safe from mispronouncing player’s names!

Lastly, a sneak peek ahead of tomorrow’s post.