That Victor Wembanyama would be the big draw of the season San Antonio Spurs It was something predictable. However, the Frenchman quickly became the one figure keeping the Texas team’s hopes alive during one of its worst moments in its long history. On the day from Friday to Saturday, December 9, the heads Gregg Popovich added his 16th straight loss in his hands Chicago Bulls (121-112).
All this on a practically perfect night for Wembanyama, who recorded an unusual stat line. With 21 points on 8 of 20 field goals (40%), 20 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 assiststhe Galatian became the First player to score 20-20 in NBA history under the age of 20small. So, Wembley, At 19 years and 339 years old, he surpassed the mark of 20 years and 47 days set by John Drew in 1974, becoming the youngest to reach such numbers.
Wembanyama is the only thing that can be saved in a disastrous Spurs. You have to go back to Nov. 2 to find San Antonio’s last win, a 132-121 win over the Phoenix Suns. Since then the losses have been back-to-back, albeit without drawing much attention thanks to the fact that there’s been another team far worse. of them, the Pistons, who have lost 19 straight.
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This streak for Spurs represents the worst record in their entire history, equaling the record set in February last season, where they also went 16 games without a win.
Throughout this period, Wembanyama has been impeccable. The Frenchman is average 18.5 points on 40.9% shooting from the field, adding 10.9 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 1.3 steals and 2.9 assists; making it clear that his landing in the NBA lives up to expectations. Not the rest of his teammates, none of whom are capable of surpassing him statistically and that’s one of the reasons San Antonio is in this crisis.
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Popovich is trying different shapes, formations and roles going forward, but it’s clear he hasn’t hit his head yet. Wemby’s union with Jeremy Sohan still does not give results, especially with the Pole as the manager of the game, as well as the aggressive application with me Devin Vassell.
However, if Wembanyama finishes with those averages, the former Metropolitans ’92 player will join legends like David Robinson, Tim Duncan or Shaquille O’Neal as one of seven rookies to hit more than Averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.
A consolation to keep in a practically insurmountable season for the San Antonio Spurs.
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