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Victor Wembenyama
« on: July 21, 2022, 05:49:22 PM »

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I know, why make a thread on a player we have absolutely no shot at. It's a fair point to raise, but I really just want to bring some CelticsStrong attention to the monster that Wembenyama is becoming.



You've all probably seen the image below when people talk about Wembenyama, referencing Chet's height and trying to make some guesses about how tall he actually is. I think using the guy next to him is more interesting. On his right (our left) is Zach Edey, of Purdue. He is listed as 7'4".

So, is Wembenyama 7'5"? Looks about right when you see him dunk with almost no jump.

Here are some links of highlights. I know, highlights can be deceiving. But these kinds of ball skills are insane for someone his size. They'd be insane for someone 6'11"!

https://twitter.com/happypistonfan/status/1549973182010073090

https://twitter.com/bradeauxnba/status/1549798241356713986

https://twitter.com/courtsidefilms/status/1550112446198812672

The point of this thread, more than anything, is to just keep tabs on him as a prospect. Barring catastrophe he's almost a certain #1 pick. Not sure we've ever seen a combination of skill and length like this.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 07:25:04 PM »

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Hope he doesnít end up in Utah.  As fluid as this kid looks for his size, I still think he probably needs to drop on screens against NBA athleticism.  And Utah already failed once at surrounding a drop big with appropriate defensive talent on the perimeter.  Let somebody else do it.

He looks incredible though.  Has a chance to be even more skilled with the ball in his hands than Yao was.


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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 07:45:21 PM »

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That guy looks incredible, all he needs to do is to bulk up and the lucky NBA team got a once in a generation talent.

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2022, 08:37:38 PM »

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Heís definitely an intriguing prospect, thatís for sure. Whatís a potential comp, Porzingis? Similar size and athleticism. Both have 3pt range.  I havenít seen too much of Victor, but there isnít really any other player currently in the NBA that seems similar.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2022, 09:38:03 PM »

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That guy looks incredible, all he needs to do is to bulk up and the lucky NBA team got a once in a generation talent.

Spurs, again?  :angel:

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2022, 09:41:29 PM »

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That guy looks incredible, all he needs to do is to bulk up and the lucky NBA team got a once in a generation talent.

Spurs, again?  :angel:

Was thinking the Jazz actually.  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2022, 09:42:12 PM »

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Heís definitely an intriguing prospect, thatís for sure. Whatís a potential comp, Porzingis? Similar size and athleticism. Both have 3pt range.  I havenít seen too much of Victor, but there isnít really any other player currently in the NBA that seems similar.

Victor has a much better handle and court vision than Porzingis. The man could be a potential point 5 ala Jokic.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2022, 09:56:58 PM »

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That guy looks incredible, all he needs to do is to bulk up and the lucky NBA team got a once in a generation talent.

Spurs, again?  :angel:

Was thinking the Jazz actually.  ;)

Nice, I can see it now in the headlines

Ex-Celtic (Ainge now, McHale before) trades lanky generational big man to Celtics

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2022, 10:00:32 PM »

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nbadraft.net doesn't even have him going 1 at this point.  Seems strange since most everywhere else does, but I guess we will see how the year progresses.
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Heís definitely an intriguing prospect, thatís for sure. Whatís a potential comp, Porzingis? Similar size and athleticism. Both have 3pt range.  I havenít seen too much of Victor, but there isnít really any other player currently in the NBA that seems similar.
Heís much more skilled with the ball than Porzingis. He also has a near 8 foot wingspan, so his potential for disruption is immense. With that kind of length I think he would be unbelievable in the role Rob Williams plays in our defence.

On offence he reminds me more of Durant than Porzingis. Way better movement shooter and cutter. Heís also a good passer - throws good entry passes and zips cross-court passes with either hand.

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2022, 04:15:44 AM »

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Injuries galore.
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Injuries galore.

Why? KD looked skinnier coming out of Texas.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2022, 01:22:22 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.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2022, 01:23:54 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.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2022, 02:18:05 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.

Yeah, had we lost early in the playoffs, I might entertain such a fantasy.  But coming off a Finals run, the future is now.

Still, it was nice of Brad to put in top-12 protections on the pick we gave up for Brogdon, in case things do go horribly wrong.
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