“Perfect Spot for Him”: 3x NBA Champ Gives Two Cents on Victor Wembanyama’s Fit With Gregg Popovich’s Spurs

Published 09/01/2023, 6:10 AM EDT

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It’s almost time for one of the much-awaited debuts in the NBA world. The San Antonio Spurs selected Victor Wembanyama as the 2023 #1 draft pick in June and the hype hasn’t reduced since then. Moreover, with only months into the next season, the experts dig in on Wemby’s sustainability on the franchise. Importantly, former Spurs champion recently expressed his views on the 19-year-old star’s place in legendary Gregg Popovich’s camp.

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Ever since Wembanyama stepped his foot on the American soil, the paps are behind him for bytes. Unfortunately, the rising star’s Summer League debut in Las Vegas didn’t go well as expected. However, he provided a decent comeback in his second game until pulling himself out of the league to train for the upcoming season. While the NBA world’s attention is on the youngster, 3x NBA Champion Danny Green pointed out the star’s perks.

Former Spurs star points out Victor Wembanyama’s perks in Gregg Popovich’s camp

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Danny Green has played for multiple franchises in his 14-season-long career, but more at the Spurs camp. As an experienced franchise player, he recently highlighted the benefits and facilities that Victor Wembanyama might receive in the upcoming season.

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Featuring on the latest episode of the No Chill with Gilbert Arenas, he opened up about an array of NBA affairs. Notably, the host started off the show asking him to throw in some advice for the French baller. He said, “It’s the perfect spot for him to become a professional.”

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Importantly, the host asked Green to determine how Wemby will fit it under Popovich’s coaching. Responding to that, the 3x champion said, “He is a different Pop now. It’s a blessing for him.” Moreover, he also listed other perks of starting off his career at the San Antonio team. He highlighted Tony Parker’s presence and other French players, who could guide him to become a professional. Furthermore, he added, My word of advice is just enjoy it you know embrace it and embrace the great you got.”

While Green mentioned about getting Tony Parker’s help after joining the camp, Wemby received guidance from him way before Summer league.

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Wemby spends time with Tony Parker

Weeks before the Summer league, Wemby’s sports agent Jeremy Medjana shared a photo of the French star and Tony Parker enjoying their lunch as they watched basketball highlights via Instagram.

The caption of the post read, Lunch with a Spurs legend and a brand new Spur.”

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Watch This Story: 24 Hours After a Promising NBA Summer League Performance, Victor Wembanyama’s Latest Update Leaves the NBA World Jaw Dropped

As Tony Parker’s training began early for the youngster, will he reflect that on his rookie season? Well, the fans have to wait to witness it.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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