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There’s a gimmick in the French League Finals

Is it the team with Victor Wembanyama, or the team doubling him on every possession?

Metropolitans 92 v G League Ignite Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

In game one of the French League finals, Monaco was able to prevent Victor Wembanyama from asserting himself with the use of defensive tactics generally reserved for high school basketball teams without the necessary skills to compete against the best teams on talent alone. Full court pressure and constant double teams held Met 92 to just 6 points in the 2nd quarter. The game-long effort from Monaco led J.R. Wilco and I to discuss why these tactics aren’t used more often in NBA games, and what Wemby and crew can do to combat them.

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