5 Bold Stat predictions for Victor Wembanyama during his rookie season

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3.) Wembanyama will average 20.5 points per game

Being the number one pick in the draft comes with the expectation that Wembanyama will lead the team in scoring, but that might not be the case next season. While he is the most talented player on the Spurs roster, he may not lead the team in scoring. Instead, Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, who combined to average more than 40 points per game last season, might both finish ahead of Wembanyama.

Johnson led all Spurs by averaging 22 points, and with better teammates and an offseason to work on his shot, he could improve upon that career high. Meanwhile, Vassell also had a career year last season but also played just 36 games. With better health and Wembanyama and Johnson to play off of, he too could crack 20 points per game next season and finish second on the team in scoring. 

To be clear, I expect Wembanyama to average 20.5 points per game, but he will have a learning curve that Johnson and Vassell both won't. He could also be on a minute's restriction to start the season, which could hamper his scoring efforts. Even then, if this prediction turns out to be true, the Spurs could have three 20-point scorers next season. That may or may not translate into wins, but it would definitely be a start.

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