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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2022, 01:51:20 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.
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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2022, 03:01:45 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.
Agreed. If he continues on the arc that seems likely to me, he'll be the best prospect in years. I thought Doncic was the best prospect since LeBron, but if Wembenyama stays healthy I think he pips him.

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2022, 07:22:31 AM »

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It's all about his body really. Same questions with Zion - can he hold up to the rigors of an 82-game season. Holmgren is already injured, Porzingis has had a lot of injuries. Giannis has been durable but he really bulked up. Can Victor do that and still maintain his shooting? That's the big question.
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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2022, 10:44:03 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.

Think he has a a lot of upside, but I just feel like for a player to have that kind of trajectory to be an all time great, theyd already be dominating at 18, almost 19 years old. He averaged 9pts and 5rebs for his 21/22 season in Europe.
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At some point you have to blame the performance on the court on the players on the court. Every loss is not the coach's fault and every win isn't because of the players.

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2022, 11:22:09 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.

Think he has a a lot of upside, but I just feel like for a player to have that kind of trajectory to be an all time great, theyd already be dominating at 18, almost 19 years old. He averaged 9pts and 5rebs for his 21/22 season in Europe.
Have you looked at other players stats in Europe?  it is just a different game. 
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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2022, 11:32:55 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.

Think he has a a lot of upside, but I just feel like for a player to have that kind of trajectory to be an all time great, theyd already be dominating at 18, almost 19 years old. He averaged 9pts and 5rebs for his 21/22 season in Europe.
Have you looked at other players stats in Europe?  it is just a different game.

Yeah, I looked at Lukas stats recently. Believe Doncic averaged 16pts/5rebs/4rebs as a 16/17 year old and hes probably the best player to ever come out of Europe.
Quoting Nick from the now locked Ime thread:
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At some point you have to blame the performance on the court on the players on the court. Every loss is not the coach's fault and every win isn't because of the players.

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2022, 11:39:41 AM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.

Think he has a a lot of upside, but I just feel like for a player to have that kind of trajectory to be an all time great, theyd already be dominating at 18, almost 19 years old. He averaged 9pts and 5rebs for his 21/22 season in Europe.
Have you looked at other players stats in Europe?  it is just a different game.

Yeah, I looked at Lukas stats recently. Believe Doncic averaged 16pts/5rebs/4rebs as a 16/17 year old and hes probably the best player to ever come out of Europe.
that was the year before he came over though, which is what Wembenyama is in this year.
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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2022, 11:51:16 AM »

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The kid doesn't have the build to become an NBA player that can body up anyone. He will have to rely on his ability to shoot, and extend his basketball skills, not so much his height.

Durant became awesome because he is an amazing shooter and excellent ball handler, at any size. The height allows him to get his shot off on anyone, but Durant doesn't ever bully anyone down low, no matter what the size.

This kid is a bigger version of the same thing. He does show excellent ball handling and he can shoot. The question is just how elite in an NBA sense he will get at those things. His height is jaw dropping but because he will never have physicality, it only means what it means to Durant: he can almost always get his shot off. I'm not so sure the extra 4-5 inches actually helps any.

It also was interesting that Henderson was able to take it right at him and finish. He's going to have to get a bit quicker if he's going to be a force at an NBA level.

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2022, 12:00:11 PM »

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This kid is only 18 now. Imagine what he'll be at 25?

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2022, 12:18:22 PM »

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This dude is like a player youd try to create in 2K, but the game wouldnt let you because its too unrealistic and unfair.

If he stays healthy hes going to go down as a top five player at all time

Wow. Quite the statement. I cant tell if you are being serious, though.

Its almost poetic, at the end of Jordan all the buzz was about this high school kid out of Ohio. Now, its come full circle as LeBron enters the his last few years, its all about this 74 kid from France.

He passes the eye test, he looks to me like a once in a generation talent. I stand by what I said, I think IF his body holds up he will be in that upper echelon.

Think he has a a lot of upside, but I just feel like for a player to have that kind of trajectory to be an all time great, theyd already be dominating at 18, almost 19 years old. He averaged 9pts and 5rebs for his 21/22 season in Europe.
Have you looked at other players stats in Europe?  it is just a different game.

Yeah, I looked at Lukas stats recently. Believe Doncic averaged 16pts/5rebs/4rebs as a 16/17 year old and hes probably the best player to ever come out of Europe.
that was the year before he came over though, which is what Wembenyama is in this year.

Luka was putting up much better numbers at 16/17 years old. When he was Victors age, 18 soon to be 19, Doncic was a averaging 21/8/6 in the NBA.
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At some point you have to blame the performance on the court on the players on the court. Every loss is not the coach's fault and every win isn't because of the players.

Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2022, 05:38:49 PM »

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Just put up another 36-11-4 game against the Ignite team.

Everybody should go check out the highlights. Running fadeaway threes, off the dribble spin-jumpers, alley-oop transition dunks, 26 foot bombs. Ludicrous

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« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2022, 05:58:17 PM »

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Just put up another 36-11-4 game against the Ignite team.

Everybody should go check out the highlights. Running fadeaway threes, off the dribble spin-jumpers, alley-oop transition dunks, 26 foot bombs. Ludicrous

Was following on Twitter.  Kid is phenomenal.  Just some unreal stuff I was seeing.  He clearly has the tools.


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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2022, 07:26:46 PM »

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It will be crazy if OKC gets this kid. They will be crazy big!

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« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2022, 01:42:29 PM »

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Victor Wambenyama may be the media darling of the G-League showcase, but the players were all after one jersey:



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Re: Victor Wembenyama
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2022, 02:37:19 PM »

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The kid doesn't have the build to become an NBA player that can body up anyone. He will have to rely on his ability to shoot, and extend his basketball skills, not so much his height.

Durant became awesome because he is an amazing shooter and excellent ball handler, at any size. The height allows him to get his shot off on anyone, but Durant doesn't ever bully anyone down low, no matter what the size.

This kid is a bigger version of the same thing. He does show excellent ball handling and he can shoot. The question is just how elite in an NBA sense he will get at those things. His height is jaw dropping but because he will never have physicality, it only means what it means to Durant: he can almost always get his shot off. I'm not so sure the extra 4-5 inches actually helps any.

It also was interesting that Henderson was able to take it right at him and finish. He's going to have to get a bit quicker if he's going to be a force at an NBA level.


 I think your wrong here. Hes stronger than Durant at the same age. He will be one of the best lob targets in the leauge.

 Will have lots of dunking in peoples faces.