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Victor Wembanyama’s areas for improvement

Seeing as I often find myself laughing about the pure absurdity of Wembanyama when watching him play, it can be a bit difficult to find room for criticism of his game. Nonetheless, he has a couple of areas that leave something to be desired at the moment.

Although most of Wembanyama’s makes from beyond the arc look pure, he only hit 29% of his five three-point attempts per game. When you’re talking about a 7-foot-4 guy doing that, it can sound a bit nit-picky, but that number must improve if he plans on shooting a high volume of threes in the NBA. But as we mentioned earlier, his efficiency at the charity stripe, touch around the rim, and general willingness to shoot are all signs that point in the right direction.

Wembanyama’s execution as a playmaker also has room for improvement, but again, this is more of a consistency issue than an inability to make plays for others. We’ve seen some laughably impressive flashes of playmaking from Wembanyama that complement his scoring arsenal. But learning when to pass or take matters into his own hands is the most critical part of the equation.

Having better spacing at the next level and being surrounded by bonafide NBA players could ease concerns about his playmaking quite quickly.