April 17, 2024

Wembanyama, cheating exposed!

Who of Victor Wembanyama or Chet Holmgren will be voted NBA rookie of the year? The debate is already raging on the other side of the Atlantic, where former All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas believes that the two favorites cannot be compared, as the 19-year-old Frenchman is two years younger than the American, who was injured in his first season in the league. Frédéric Weis agr…

Who of Victor Wembanyama or Chet Holmgren will be voted NBA rookie of the year? The debate is already raging on the other side of the Atlantic, where former All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas believes that the two favorites cannot be compared, as the 19-year-old Frenchman is two years younger than the American, who was injured in his first season in the league. Frédéric Weis agrees. For the former pivot of the French national team, the young Thunder star is cheating in the race for the ROY (Rookie of the Year) title.

I find it hard to compare the two, because Chet cheats a lot.around him, it’s a real basketball team.

Wembanyama is on a catastrophic team

Oklahoma City’s record, second in the Western Conference (13 wins, 6 losses), is indeed more flattering than that of last-placed San Antonio (3 wins, 16 losses). And that’s bound to come into play when it comes to deciding between the two phenomena. I was looking at win percentages and last year OKC was at 48%, which was pretty decent. Since Chet arrived, they’re at 68%. So which of the two has made the most progress for his team? Chet, continues the consultant.

So for me, at the moment, it’s Chet who’s the rookie of the year. But that can change, he continues, acknowledging that Wemby’s early career has been a bit of a disappointment.takes too many shots, and yes, he doesn’t have good shot selection, but he’s a 19-year-old rookie so we shouldn’t shoot him in the foot.

We’d prefer his shot selection to be better

I think we can be satisfied that a Frenchman, over his first 17 or 18 games in the NBA, is averaging almost 20 points and 10 rebounds, plus 2.7 assists. Of course, there’s room for improvement, but the problem is that the competition is very, very tough with Chet. As long as the Spurs have trouble serving him and letting him shine, which sometimes pushes him he’s the franchise player. We’d prefer his shot selection to be better, but I understand it. In November, all these parameters cost Wemby the title of best rookie of the month. He’ll need the support of his team-mates to reverse the trend.