3 Definitive signs the San Antonio Spurs aren't tanking this season

The Spurs are ready to unleash Victor Wembanyama on the NBA, and that means San Antonio has become a "no tanking zone" this season.
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1.) Wembanyama is Too Good

Most rookies enter the NBA with glaring weaknesses that a clever coaching staff can exploit. This learning curve often stops dynamic newcomers from impacting winning on a massive scale until they address those shortcomings. An inability to make free throws, consistently self-create offense, play sound defense, and shoot from distance can hamper their success. Wemby is in the beginning stages of showcasing the capacity to do each of those things at a pretty good to exceptional rate.

He will have a serious chance to be a Defensive Player of the Year candidate during his rookie season. And scoring over 20 points per game is well within reach for the 7-foot-3 alien. The front office built the bench unit upon versatility, and the man at the helm is the greatest coach of all time. The NBA is nothing like the NFL. One player can completely change the trajectory of a franchise, and that change can come faster than anyone expects.

Everyone has opinions about the young French phemom. As Wembanyama gets acclimated to the playstyle of the NBA, he has looked every bit like the extraterrestrial prospect draft experts projected he would be. Past and present superstars are already eating their words about how long it would take for him to adjust to the league. Some players were even complimentary with their first takes on Victor. They just weren't complimentary enough.

Next. Wembanyama and superstars. Retired superstars lose their minds over Victor Wembanyama. dark