5 Bold Stat predictions for Victor Wembanyama during his rookie season

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4.) Wembanyama will average 3 assists per game

One of the more underrated aspects of Wembanyama's game is his passing, and that could be on full display in the Spurs' offense next season. Popovich's offenses have often featured big men with the ability to pass, including Duncan, Pau Gasol, Tiago Splitter, and more recently Jakob Poeltl. 3 assists don't seem like much of a prediction, but that is in line with the career averages of Duncan, Gasol, and other big men known for their passing.

With his size, it's kind of hard to have bad court vision, but if he is as good as he has shown as a playmaker, he could be used as an offensive hub in the NBA. Particularly as a passer in the post and out on the high post, even when double-teamed. The Spurs will also be sure to have spacing around him, with Vassell, Johnson, and Zach Collins likely to share the floor with Wembanyama.

They can also play him in lineups without a point guard, allowing San Antonio to put their best players around their new centerpiece, giving him plenty of options. The better he becomes, the more attention he will draw and the better his playmaking will be. It is definitely something to keep an eye on next season.

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