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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2022, 02:29:48 PM »

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Ya know, maybe some none career ending, but season injuries to JB and JT get us him.  I mean, that's how GSW got Wiseman and how the Spurs got Duncan.

That said, no way Jose, I'm praying for good health across the team next year.

Wiseman hasn't shown anything yet.

I wouldn't give up on Wiseman just yet.  Yes, he has had some injuries and to date, hasn't really been able play consistently but he does have 39 NBA games (27 starts, about a college season ironically) and in those games 11.5 pts and 5.8 rebs.  The couple of times I have seen him play, he has looked really good to me.

Joel Embiid was drafted in 2014 (at age 20), didn't even play at all until 2016 (age 22), and wasn't able play close to a full season until 2017 (age 23), and look at him now.  Wiseman will be 21 this season.  They will probably highly manage his minutes this season too (they can afford to) but I don't think that will be necessarily a reflection of his potential ceiling.

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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2022, 02:38:04 PM »

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Ya know, maybe some none career ending, but season injuries to JB and JT get us him.  I mean, that's how GSW got Wiseman and how the Spurs got Duncan.

That said, no way Jose, I'm praying for good health across the team next year.

Wiseman hasn't shown anything yet.

In fairness, Wembenyama hasn't showed much yet, either.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/international/players/victor-wembanyama-1.html

It's obviously projected that he will, though.  I think Wiseman will turn out pretty decently, too.


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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2022, 03:34:17 PM »

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Ya know, maybe some none career ending, but season injuries to JB and JT get us him.  I mean, that's how GSW got Wiseman and how the Spurs got Duncan.

That said, no way Jose, I'm praying for good health across the team next year.

Wiseman hasn't shown anything yet.

In fairness, Wembenyama hasn't showed much yet, either.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/international/players/victor-wembanyama-1.html

It's obviously projected that he will, though.  I think Wiseman will turn out pretty decently, too.

Itís so hard to predict how European prospects will do once in the NBA. I remember the incredible hype regarding Ricky Rubio as he was lighting up the Euro League at 16 years old. He was a decent player when he came over, but definitely not a star. Then you have Luka who IMO wasnít hyped as much even though he was averaging nearly 20/10/10 in Europe as a 17 year old, and then Luka turns out to be the transcendent all star player.


Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2022, 05:42:17 PM »

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Ya know, maybe some none career ending, but season injuries to JB and JT get us him.  I mean, that's how GSW got Wiseman and how the Spurs got Duncan.

That said, no way Jose, I'm praying for good health across the team next year.

Wiseman hasn't shown anything yet.

In fairness, Wembenyama hasn't showed much yet, either.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/international/players/victor-wembanyama-1.html

It's obviously projected that he will, though.  I think Wiseman will turn out pretty decently, too.
For a 17-18 year-old, those are good besides the poor shooting in the EuroLeague.

He also averaged 14/7 with nearly 6 blocks in the U19 championship, including 22/8/8 in the final.

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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2022, 05:43:24 PM »

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Ya know, maybe some none career ending, but season injuries to JB and JT get us him.  I mean, that's how GSW got Wiseman and how the Spurs got Duncan.

That said, no way Jose, I'm praying for good health across the team next year.

Wiseman hasn't shown anything yet.

In fairness, Wembenyama hasn't showed much yet, either.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/international/players/victor-wembanyama-1.html

It's obviously projected that he will, though.  I think Wiseman will turn out pretty decently, too.

Itís so hard to predict how European prospects will do once in the NBA. I remember the incredible hype regarding Ricky Rubio as he was lighting up the Euro League at 16 years old. He was a decent player when he came over, but definitely not a star. Then you have Luka who IMO wasnít hyped as much even though he was averaging nearly 20/10/10 in Europe as a 17 year old, and then Luka turns out to be the transcendent all star player.
Luka never averaged anything close to that in Europe, besides for Slovenia in the Olympics. His best season was 16/5/4, which is immense for European stats.

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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2022, 06:42:22 PM »

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You are right, those stats were for the Olympics. I agree, 16/5/4 is still really impressive for a 17 year old kid playing professionally in the Euro-league.