Future opponent of Victor Wembanyama, Draymond Green gave his opinion on the hype surrounding the Frenchman. For him, it will be necessary to be patient with the new Spurs player.
While the “Wemby-mania” is raging in the United States, the number one of the last NBA Draft will logically be scrutinized very, very closely in the weeks to come. Starting with his first outing with the San Antonio Spurs, during the Las Vegas Summer League. A real phenomenon, Victor Wembanyama is already announced as the future big star of the prestigious North American basketball league.
At only 19 years old, the French prodigy will now have to deal with a new status in the NBA and deal with a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Asked about this situation, Draymond Green was clear on the subject. “I think people are setting him up for failure by saying he’s going to be an All-Star next year. It’s hard to become an All-Star in this league.” initially said the Golden State Warriors power forward.
Green unveils the first quality of Wembanyama
“If he succeeds, thank God. But saying he’ll be an All-Star next year, like he doesn’t need to understand this game, I don’t really believe. I think he’ll be a special player, but an All-Star next year is a bit of a stretch, he added. What sets him apart from most other players and will make him very special, regardless of anything else he can do, is the fact that he is a circle protector. »
And Draymond Green, a guest on Los Angeles Clippers player Paul George’s podcast, continued: “That’s what most people don’t talk about and what sets him apart, because if all else fails…He’s still going to be the best protector we have in the NBA.” So you already have one thing that puts you in an elite category. » However, there is no doubt that the Spurs will be able to protect “Wemby” properly.