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For months, some of the NBA franchises have prayed for only one thing – to win the NBA draft lottery. The reason behind it has been a star from France who has captivated the basketball realm. Victor Wembanyama, a generational talent, declared himself for the NBA draft last month. Standing at 7’4, he is far from any traditional big man. Stars of the league have reveled at the very thought of him playing in the NBA. Now, we know which team’s jersey he will be presumably donning.

The much-anticipated draft lottery results were announced and one storied franchise celebrated. Speaking about his role within the team, Wembanyama seems hungry, and already ready to start winning.

Victor Wembanyama is here to compete

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The month longs curiosity now finally has an answer. The 7’4 crafty yet imposing French national is most likely heading to San Antonio. Spurs fans, who have long waited for a star to turn things around, celebrated their luck. The franchise has a rich history, once being a powerful dynasty. But the days of Tim Duncan are long behind, and it is now ready to begin the Victor Wembanyama era.

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His move to San Antonio was one he predicted. Wembanyama believes France has a special relationship with the city due to fellow Frenchman and Spurs legend Tony Parker, who won championships besides Duncan.

As he looks to carry forward his legacy, he spoke to the media. In an interview, the 19-year-old star explained what he has to offer. And it’s safe to say, Wembanyama has his eyes on an instant transformation. “A team player. I am going to make everything to win as many games as I can. I’m trying to win a ring ASAP so, be ready.”

 

 

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Playing for the Metropolitans 92 in France’s LNB Pro A league, Wembanyama has proved to be much more than a raw talent. The monster games and eye-popping highlights have amazed the fans. At 19, his game isn’t just raw talent. He has a calmness about himself – he seems to have been ready for a while.

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This season he averaged 21.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game. His versatility on the offensive end and being a premium shot blocker make him a rare talent, but can he transform the Spurs?

San Antonio might have won five championships once, but since then they have been on a downward spiral. They finished the regular season with a record of 22-60, tied for the second-worst in the league. It was also the fourth consecutive time they completed the season with a losing record.

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