Top draft prospect addresses potential Wembanyama pairing in interview

One of the top prospects of the 2024 NBA Draft joined ESPN's Malika Andrews for an interview and they discussed the San Antonio Spurs and Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama
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The Spurs have a huge need for a dynamic point guard. Everyone knows it. When you look at the many mock drafts that have been circulating on the internet for months, a floor general has been the consensus pick for San Antonio. Several talented players fit the description for the team's needs and have been projected as top-5 prospects.

The Kentucky Wildcats' Reed Sheppard and Rob Dillingham, plus Nikola Topic from Serbia, have been the trinity of point guards mocked to the Spurs throughout the second half of the season. The question of which one is best is still up in the air but Dillingham embraced the notion of pairing with Victor Wembanyama in an interview with ESPN's Malika Andrews.

Is Dillingham the right fit for San Antonio's timeline?

The timeline most fans believe the Spurs are operating under is questionable. The reason is because of how fast Victor Wembanyama has acclimated to the NBA. There is no doubt that the Kentucky standout is a dynamic player. His abilities to create off the dribble and score all over the court are undeniable.

Dillingham's skill is not the point of contention here; it's his age. Just because Victor Wembanyama has come along quickly doesn't mean others will and it will take too long before Rob is ready to battle in the playoffs against stars like Ja Morant and Anthony Edwards. There is a legitimate case to be made for Wemby establishing himself as a top-10 player next season. A player that talented is ready to start making the push to the playoffs immediately.

The Spurs may be better off trading down to select Dalton Knecht and using some of their assets to acquire Trae Young or Donovan Mitchell. The former is the preferable selection since Young is only 25 years old, providing a young enough option at point guard to couple with Victor for the foreseeable future.

Devin Vassell will be in his fifth season and finished his fourth NBA campaign averaging 19.5 points per game. A big three of Vassell, Young, and Wembanyama as a top-10 player can make a lot of noise. Fill out the roster around them with guys who can score from the perimeter, make smart plays to keep the offense connected and hustle on defense and the Spurs will make the playoffs next season with their future still as bright as ever.