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Victor Wembanyama returns to action Wednesday Night

Following a short hiatus, Wemby is set to take on the league’s elite in Minnesota! 

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA In-Season tournament delivered some thrilling quarter-final games earlier this week, but it’s time to shift gears back to regular programming. On Wednesday night, all eyes turn to the matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the top-seated Minnesota Timberwolves. Luckily, San Antonio is getting rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama back in the lineup after a six-day layoff.

In his last game on Thursday night, Victor exhibited yet another outstanding performance, tallying 21 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and six stocks (blocks + steals). Victor’s defense was impressive once again, disrupting opponents’ strategies and causing them to rethink everything. Atlanta guard Trae Young passed up an open layup on the opening possession because of Wemby’s presence. It has become widely recognized across the league that challenging him at the rim comes with its risks.

The best way to counter Victor’s defensive dominance involves floor spacing and strategic maneuvers to navigate his towering presence in the paint. While it’s easier said than done, Trae managed to decode this strategy on Friday night, dropping an impressive 45 points against the Spurs.

Following a (perceived?) snub in the Rookie of the Month award, expectations run high for a resounding comeback performance against compatriot Rudy Gobert. In their previous encounter, Victor showcased a dominant performance, setting the stage for what promises to be an electrifying nationally televised game!

Additionally, our first glimpse of the upcoming HEB commercial teases an amusing comparison — seemingly, it takes at least 15 containers of ice cream to match Wemby’s towering height.

Adding to Victor’s impressive portfolio is a striking stat that serves as a friendly reminder: he was born in 2004.

Highlighting the significance of the rookie’s impact, Victor ranks third among rookies of all time in the usage role category by a narrow margin!