Analyst repeats bold prediction on Spurs' star-attracting power

One prominent analyst thinks San Antonio can entice another star to join Wemby.
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Looking at the modern NBA, we are pretty firmly in a time of transition. Some of the most prominent stars from the past decade and a half are in the latter stages of their careers. As guys like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and others begin to fade, they are passing the torch to a new crop of superstars in this league.

Players like Anthony Edwards, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and others all give NBA fans a lot to look forward to in the coming decade and beyond. But at this point, it is hard for anyone to look around the association and say any young player has more promise or more upside than Victor Wembanyama.

He has already shown himself to be a generationally good defender, earning his way to becoming a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year as a rookie. In addition, Wemby made a legitimate case to be an All-Star in his first season as well. By all accounts, he is on his way to dominating the NBA one day not long from now.

Many are taking note of his incredible capability at such a young age, and recognizing that he will likely be one of the best players in the league sooner rather than later. Recently appearing on The Pat McAfee Show on ESPN, NBA Analyst Brian Windhorst expressed his belief that "some star player is going to look at what's going on in San Antonio and say 'I want to be there,' ... I don't know who it's going to be."

Brian Windhorst believes the Spurs can attract a star player

In many ways, Windhorst's prediction makes a lot of sense. Even if he does not have a source and does not have a specific player in mind when making this prediction, there still seems to be a relatively good likelihood of it happening.

Players in the NBA today are always looking to join forces, especially if it is someone who has not found success over multiple years in their current city. With that reasoning, it is absolutely realistic to think another star-level player could be thinking about teaming up with Wemby.

In fact, we have already seen Victor say, "I have received some messages," in regards to players on other teams contacting him. With that in mind, a star player making their way to San Antonio could already be in the works at some level.

The reasoning Windhorst gives for his opinion is that the situation in San Antonio "is too exciting to not have somebody want to go play with that guy." We have already seen how much buzz has been generated from the national media about Wemby and his potential. The players absolutely hear the outside noise, so at this point it feels like a matter of when, not if, another big name will try to make a move to the Spurs.