The Spurs were able to pick up their first win of the annual Rodeo Road Trip and end a seven-game losing skid. It's always a joy to celebrate a well-earned victory, as San Antonio was all hands on deck in a 122-99 blowout win against the Toronto Raptors.
Once again, Victor Wembanyama was in the spotlight as he earned his second career triple-double, with a bit of a twist. Wemby finished the night with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks; yes, you read that right, 10 blocks. It was also an efficient outing for the rookie of the year frontrunner, as he went 10/14 from the floor and hit two from distance.
Wembanyama becomes the fifth player in NBA history to record 25/10/5 and ten blocks. Cementing himself among the list with the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson, and 'The Admiral' David Robinson. It was a historic night that now adds to a long line of flashes and performances in the number-one overall pick's promising rookie season.
This display comes just four days after an article from Jake Fischer saying that some NBA executives believe the superstar point guard Trae Young's best fit would be in San Antonio to form a dynamic duo with the 20-year-old rookie sensation.
Keep in mind that it's already been made clear that Young's camp has stated that he is interested in playing with Wembanyama.
It's been quite some time since San Antonio was a preferred destination for superstars on the market. That trend broke this summer as Damian Lillard had the Spurs on his list of preferred destinations. Victor had just arrived at the 2-1-0, and the Wemby effect was already beginning to be witnessed around the league.
We've previously mentioned how rumors circling Trae Young to San Antonio have gotten hotter by the minute, and potentially, what a potential trade package for the two-time all-star would look like. League executives are beginning to believe Atlanta will make the 25-year-old available this offseason, and the Spurs are in the perfect position to swoop in and grab him.
Adding Young to the fun, young core that's already displayed tons of potential could lead to the next Spurs dynasty. After four straight years of failing to reach the postseason, Wembanyama's play is already beginning to turn the heads of league stars who may want to pair their talents with the generational prospect. This could have a long-lasting effect on the NBA landscape if the Spurs once again form winning DNA.
All-Star weekend is just around the corner, which means the closing stretch of the NBA regular season is almost upon us. While there's still plenty of basketball to be played, Atlanta's offseason situation will be one to monitor, and Trae Young could wind up as the first domino of stars wanting to team up with Wembanyama.