Perhaps one recreation wasn’t sufficient to guage San Antonio Spurs No. 1 general choose Victor Wembanyama.
Following a less-than-stellar Summer season League debut earlier within the week, Wembanyama silenced the critics in his second outing Sunday in opposition to the Portland Path Blazers.
Wembanyama confirmed off his insane skillset all through the night time, wowing the gang by dominating on the break, beneath the boards and in area.
The 7-foot-4 huge man completed with a game-high 27 factors, taking pictures 64% from the sector (9-of-14) and 50% from three (2-of-4). In the meantime, Wembanyama pulled down 12 rebounds, together with eight on the defensive finish, whereas including three blocks.
After Wembanyama’s huge night time, Spurs coach Matt Nielsen stated the 19-year-old confirmed “slightly little bit of confidence” Sunday following his tough debut. Nielsen admitted that Wembanyama might need been combating himself on Friday however observed the distinction in opposition to the Path Blazers.
“He is a skillful basketball participant who’s working it out,” Nielsen stated through Duane Rankin of azcentral.com.
After Wembanyama scored solely 9 factors Friday in opposition to the Charlotte Hornets, pundits shortly emerged to solid doubt on the hype surrounding the Spurs’ nice French hope.
Nevertheless, after his bounce again Sunday, these on the lookout for one other alternative to investigate Wembanyama will doubtless have to attend till the preseason.
Nielsen instructed reporters he wasn’t certain if Wembanyama would play one other Summer season League recreation, and the 19-year-old himself gave the impression of he was looking forward to coaching camp. Following an insane few months, Wembanyama stated he was going to “disappear” for some time.
“I would like to take a seat down with the Spurs to know what the following months are going to be like – when to go trip, when to start out again figuring out, the place I’ll work out,” Wembanyama stated through Carolina Teague of SB Nation.