Wembanyama dominance forces Draymond Green to fall in line

After a spectacular season of defensive dominance, Draymond Green has changed his stance about Victor Wembanyama and the Defensive Player of the Year award.
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Victor Wembanyama is proving to be a standout player in the NBA, with each game showcasing his unique talents. More and more players are praising the French superstar, with Draymond Green being the latest to do so.

Green highlighted Wembanyama's versatility and the challenges of playing against him, while also stating that the Spurs player should win the Defensive Player of the Year award. It's difficult to dispute Draymond's comments about Wembanyama, as he consistently posts ridiculous defensive numbers like his nine-block performance versus the Denver Nuggets.

It's worth noting that Wemby has played 4 games where he has achieved 6 or more blocks and 6 or more assists, while the rest of the players in the NBA combined have only achieved 3 such games. Additionally, Wemby is the only player to have played 2 games where he achieved 7 or more blocks and 7 or more assists. This is a testament not only to his power but also to his ability to excel on both ends of the court.

To gauge Wemby's defensive prowess, one only needs to look at his stats for this season.

Victor's impressive statistics of averaging 10.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game make him a strong contender for the DPOY award. He showcased an outstanding performance against two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, where he recorded 9 blocks and almost achieved a quadruple-double. These remarkable achievements undoubtedly justify his nomination for the prestigious award.

While it may be challenging for Wembanyama to win this honor in his first year, the debate about whether he should be the Rookie of the Year is now settled. Over time, Wembanyama has managed to create a gap between himself and Chet Holmgren, demonstrating how difficult it is for a human being to compete with someone of Wemby's otherworldly abilities.

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