11 Outside-the-box ideas for how the Spurs can use Victor Wembanyama

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9 Use Wembanyama as a decoy on offense

The thought of using a potential franchise player as a decoy probably seems crazy, but it makes sense, at least in spurts. Wembanyama will be joining a team with two young and talented wings in Vassell and Johnson, who combined to average more than 40 points per game this season. With another offseason to improve, both should be even better next season, particularly with Wembanyama there to draw attention away from them.

He will still get plenty of touches, but it is far from guaranteed that he will lead the team in scoring next season or even finish second. That might actually be a good thing if it means the Spurs have a balanced offensive attack with their three best players playing off one another. His ability to space the floor could allow Johnson to turn the corner and attack the open lane, while Vassell should thrive using ball screens or handoffs from Wemby to knock down pull-up jumpers.

He would also provide vertical spacing as a lob threat, something the Spurs haven't had in ages, not to mention that he could potentially feast on offensive rebounds and dump off passes. If everything goes right next season, the Vassell-Johnson-and-Wembanyama trio should prove to be a terrific tandem and can feed off one another.

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