All eyes have been on Victor Wembanyama since his arrival in the United States. Now that Las Vegas Summer League has ceased, he has packed his bags for a much-needed vacation. The San Antonio Spurs will protect his privacy while he rests his mind and body for the upcoming season. As he takes some time for himself, his peers around the league must figure out how to handle the French phenom once the year begins.
Number two overall pick Brandon Miller got a chance to experience the Spurs' new franchise player up close and personal during opening night of Las Vegas Summer League. Although Wembanyama shot poorly in his debut matchup, his impact was unmistakable and defending him was tough. Miller appeared on a recent episode of Podcast P with Paul George and discussed that exact conundrum.
Brandon Miller is not the only person impressed with the number one overall pick. Ric Bucher joined Colin Cowherd last week to discuss how blown away he was watching Wemby showcase his skills at Summer League. Bucher admitted the seven-footer was "better than I though he was gonna be." He went to explain in further detail how much talent he saw in the teenage rookie. Spurs fans should be excited that such a large percentage of basketball analysts seem to be on the same page about the logic-defying ceiling possessed by Wembanyama.
Great basketball players can spot another great hooper from a mile away, so it holds more weight to hear universal praise coming from his contemporaries. Superstars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James have been putting Wemby on a pedestal for months. He's been referred to as an alien, a generational talent, and now an animal. Nobody knows what non-human creature he'll be compared to next, but everyone knows this; Victor Wembanyama is special and the league must be prepared or be dominated.