Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama Leads NBA With 252 Blocks, 3.6 BPG

San Antonio Spurs rookie forward/center Victor Wembanyama is still the NBA’s leader this season in blocks (252) and blocks per game (3.6) through 70 games (all starts). The 7-foot-4 big man is also averaging 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 29.6 minutes per game while shooting 46.5% from the field, 32.6% from […]

James Foglio  •  10 Apr 2024
Victor Wembanyama Has the 10th Most Blocks in an NBA Season Since 2000

San Antonio Spurs rookie forward/center Victor Wembanyama has the 10th most blocks in a single NBA season since 1999-00. Through 68 career games (all starts), the 7-foot-4 big man has amassed an NBA-leading 238 blocks. San Antonio’s No. 1 overall pick from last year’s draft also leads the league with 3.5 blocks per game. Theo […]

James Foglio  •  06 Apr 2024
Victor Wembanyama Has 2nd-Most Blocks Over a 20-Game Span in Last Decade

San Antonio Spurs rookie forward/center Victor Wembanyama now has the second-most blocks by an NBA player over a 20-game span in the last decade, following Tuesday night’s 110-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Wembanyama, 20, recorded 92 blocks over a 20-game stretch from Feb. 12 against the Toronto Raptors to April 2 versus Denver. He […]

James Foglio  •  03 Apr 2024
Spurs’ Devin Vassell (foot), Jeremy Sochan (ankle) to miss rest of season

San Antonio Spurs guard Devin Vassell (foot) and forward Jeremy Sochan (ankle) have been ruled out for the remainder of the 2023-24 NBA season, the team announced on Monday. Vassell missed San Antonio’s 117-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. He underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a stress reaction to the third […]

James Foglio  •  02 Apr 2024
Victor Wembanyama 2nd-youngest NBA player to record a 40-point, 20-rebound game behind John Drew

San Antonio Spurs rookie forward/center Victor Wembanyama became the second-youngest NBA player to post a 40-point, 20-rebound game behind John Drew, in Friday night’s 130-126 overtime win against the New York Knicks. At age 20 years and 47 days, Drew put up 44 points and grabbed 20 boards on Nov. 16, 1974. At age 20 […]

James Foglio  •  30 Mar 2024
Victor Wembanyama 1st NBA rookie to reach 300+ combined blocks, steals in a season since 1992-93

San Antonio Spurs forward/center Victor Wembanyama is the first NBA rookie to record 300 or more combined blocks and steals in a season since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992-93. Wembanyama, 20, has amassed 222 blocks and 79 steals through 64 games, totaling 301. O’Neal logged 286 blocks and 60 steals in 81 games, combining for 346 […]

James Foglio  •  28 Mar 2024
Is Victor Wembanyama (ankle) playing tonight against Suns?

San Antonio Spurs rookie forward/center Victor Wembanyama has been downgraded to out for Monday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns because of a sprained left ankle. This will be his ninth game missed overall. No timetable was given for Wembanyama’s return. The 7-foot-4 big man was ruled out after participating in San Antonio’s morning shootaround […]

James Foglio  •  25 Mar 2024
Kyrie Irving Believes Victor Wembanyama can be Defensive Player of the Year

Dallas Mavericks star, Kyrie Irving, recently heaped high praise on San Antonio Spurs rookie, Victor Wembanyama. Irving commented on Wembanyama’s defensive prowess going as far to suggest he could win the Defensive Player of the Year award. “You got to be aware of him late challenging, and he has the timing of a guard. I […]

Mathew Huff  •  20 Mar 2024
NBA Study: Has Victor Wembanyama’s rookie year lived up to the hype?

Key Highlights: It is extremely difficult to compare players from different eras. The best way of doing so (without hundreds of hours of research) is to look at one-number metrics Wembanyama’s rookie EPM, BPM, and DPM is right up there with almost any rookie season we looked at Victor Wembanyama, Nikola Jokic, Tim Duncan, Chris […]

Mat Issa  •  20 Mar 2024