5 Bold Stat predictions for Victor Wembanyama during his rookie season

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5.) Wembanyama will hit 100+ threes next season

Part of Wembanyama's appeal, aside from the fact that he's 7'4, is his potential to be a stretch-five. He certainly isn't shy about taking threes, as evident by his launching 5.1 threes per game last season, which would be second to only Devin Vassell had he played for the Spurs then. Surprisingly, he shot only 32% from three, even though the 3-point line was shorter than the NBA's and he towered over his opponents.

Still, his form looks good, and he attempted and hit some difficult threes, suggesting that he is a better shooter than that percentage would indicate. NBA teams would surely prefer him to take as many threes as possible to keep from having to defend him in the paint. Even then, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will surely figure out a way to balance Wembanyama's desire to play away from the basket while also utilizing the fact that the man is a giant.

Having him play power forward, which seems to be the game plan, is a good start, and teams will likely sag off him to start his NBA career, allowing him to gain confidence by potentially knocking down plenty of open threes to start. Based on that, I fully expect him to drain at least 100 threes next season.

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