3 San Antonio Spurs who could contend for leaguewide awards this season

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Victor Wembanyama: Rookie of the Year

Victor Wembanyama is one of the most highly touted prospects in NBA history, and most people see him as the favorite to take home Rookie of the Year this season. Though he has brushed off the idea that winning an individual accolade is at the top of his to-do list, the teenage phenom should have a chance to secure some hardware in his first go-round with the Spurs, especially with talented teammates and Popovich supporting him.

The Spurs have made a concerted effort to make Victor as comfortable as possible after selecting him with the first overall pick this summer, even hiring his personal trainer to offer him a familiar face as he begins his career stateside. This season is only the beginning for the towering Frenchman, and everyone will have their eyes locked on him as he starts his journey to bring another championship to San Antonio.

Only David Robinson and Tim Duncan have won Rookie of the Year with San Antonio, and it would feel right for Wembanyama to follow suit. Spurs fans are ecstatic for the 7-foot-3 forward make his official debut and build a legendary legacy with the Spurs.