Another NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivered his own scouting report, mentioning a popular video game. “He’s like the [NBA] 2K create-a-player, every point guard that wants to be 7-foot. Cheat-code-type vibes, man. He’s a solid talent. It’s great …
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
The whole universe is talking about him. For a reason. Victor Wembanyama dominated in his frist 2 games on US soil, showing what’s coming next.
A deep dive into his dominant presence and the tanking try noumerous of teams to get him in the 2023 NBA Draft.
– 3:41 AM
Josh Giddey on working hard with shooting coach Chip Engelland: “I know you can’t go from where I am to being Steph Curry in a week.”
A month though.. – 11:07 PM
Love Victor Wembanyama joining the @espn
broadcast booth during this Lakers-Wolves preseason game. Incredibly thoughtful — particularly when talking about his shot mechanics.
Adds: “I want to be like no one else. But the players I look up to most are Giannis and KD.” – 11:06 PM
Josh Giddey glowed about shooting coach Chip Engelland. Giddey said it’s going to take time, but he’s in the gym with Engelland multiple times a week.
“I know you can’t go from where I am to being Steph Curry in a week.” – 11:04 PM
Josh Giddey on Chip Engelland “I can [feel the effects of working with Chip], Chip is unorthodox.” Said “it’s a slow process, but I trust what Chip has in place.” Said you “can’t go from where I’m at to Steph Curry in a week.” – 11:03 PM
Kevin Durant on if he’s seen Victor Wembanyama play: “How can you miss him?”…KD said he found it profound that Wembanyama didn’t want to compare himself to just a few players. Likes the mindset. “The league’s really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:39 PM
Kevin Durant on Victor Wembanyama: “That type of talent and skill, it puts a smile on your face if you play the game of basketball. … The league is really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:37 PM
Nash didn’t like the looks from 3. Nets shot 5-for-28 from deep. Adds they were without three of their top marksmen in Harris, Irving and Curry, but still thought they could have generated better looks. Nash said Harris was sore today and hopes “it resolves soon.” – 10:06 PM
y’know it’s surprising how players like Steph Curry and Tre Mann can slip in the draft – 9:38 PM
First Giannis Antetokounmpo, then Chet Holmgren and now Victor Wembanyama. Those players are proofs how much basketball changes through the years. We are seeing future’s basketball now.
Next one in this list: Cooper Flagg – 8:52 PM
The Heat have opened a 17-point lead in Brooklyn early in the second quarter. Nets playing without Harris, Curry and Kyrie, and they just don’t really have any other way to win without shooting on the floor. – 8:20 PM
An 18-year-old kid was asked today, in his second language, how he deals with a barrage of media attention few people ever have experienced, and how he keeps himself grounded when even LeBron James is singing his praises. This is how Victor Wembanyama answered: pic.twitter.com/cvthGbzp96
– 8:18 PM
Greetings from Barclays for the first time since April. Nets-Heat tip shortly in BK’s second preseason game. No Kyrie, Joe Harris, Seth Curry or T.J. Warren. Let’s see what some of the fringe roster guys show and how much Simmons and Durant play. Updates to come. – 7:39 PM
Woj says one NBA executive told him that drafting Victor Wembanyama may add as much as $500 million to the value of that NBA franchise. – 7:22 PM
If the NBA reset all 30 rosters and did a start-up draft tomorrow, how high would Victor Wembanyama be selected? Top-5? Top-3? 🤔
The hype is crazy, but it seems 100% warranted. – 7:07 PM
Imagine if the Lakers suffer though another miserable season & wind up winning the 2023 lottery. It would be game over for the rest of the league, with the Pelicans owning swap rights for LA’s first-rounder.
Victor Wembanyama – 6:11 PM
Victor Wembanyama on LeBron James calling him “generational”: “It’s obviously an honor to see such great people talk like this about me, but it doesn’t change anything. … I didn’t do anything yet. I didn’t play a game in the NBA yet. I wasn’t drafted. I’ve got to stay focused.” pic.twitter.com/7jfMiTWkVU
– 6:10 PM
Asked Rudy when’s the last time he stood next to someone taller than he is: “Boban,” he said.
Other than that, Victor Wembanyama might be the only one. – 6:01 PM
If the NBA hadn’t flattened the lottery odds we would have seen a team go 5-77 this year after watching Victor Wembanyama this week – 5:46 PM
Stephen Curry on the Draymond-Jordan mess: ‘It was nothing out of the ordinary — until it wasn’t.’
That’s the upshot when someone has a spasm of fury that overrides reason – 5:33 PM
Stephen Curry on the build-up to the altercation between Jordan Poole and Draymond Green:
“It was nothing out of the ordinary until it wasn’t.” – 5:32 PM
Steph Curry: “It is possible to get through stuff like this. These inflection points and these moments can make or break a team. And my job is to not let it break us at all.” – 5:32 PM
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– Victor Wembanyama erupts again
– Draymond Green/Jordan Poole situation context
– LeBron’s postgame comments about Vegas expansion ownership
– Which franchises would take Bronny 1 for LeBron?
Here until tipoff!
📺 https://t.co/WoH4tC4T0D pic.twitter.com/mu4FWT8UfP
– 5:31 PM
Steph Curry said he doesn’t believe the looming contract extension talks sparked the Draymond Green, Jordan Poole situation: “From what I feel and from what has been said: No.” – 5:30 PM
Final line for Victor Wembanyama today: 36 points (11-24), 2-7 from three, 12-16 from the line, 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal, two turnovers. Mets 92 battles back for a 112-106 win over Ignite, who lost Scoot Henderson to injury four minutes into the game. pic.twitter.com/cmcus9vpHy
– 5:24 PM
Steph Curry on Draymond Green’s apology: “It was necessary, but you have to ask every guy on how they received it, JP, especially.” – 5:24 PM
Victor Wembanyama finishes with 36 points on 11-24 shooting, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and +26 in 37 minutes in Metropolitans 92’s 112-106 win over G-League Ignite on Thursday.
– Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 threes, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks in Tuesday loss to G-League Ignite. pic.twitter.com/lSSXH3ZLLY
– 5:24 PM
Final: Metropolitans 112, G League Ignite 106
Victor Wembanyama: 36 points, 11 rebounds, countless tanking conversations.
Strong game for Ignite’s Leonard Miller, thought he helped his stock today. – 5:23 PM
Steph Curry says the scuffle between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole was unfortunate and could’ve been avoided, but the vibes at practice today were great and the team is focused on basketball.
He also dismissed reports of Poole’s behavior having a negative impact on the team. – 5:21 PM
Steph Curry called the Draymond Green/Jordan Poole altercation “an unfortunate situation,” but described the practice vibe as “great.” Steph: “A lot of trust in the fabric of our team.” – 5:19 PM
I truly don’t ever remember a single player at any level producing as many highlights in one game as Victor Wembanyama has today. There have been like eight separate holy shit plays – 5:02 PM
We are less than 90 game-minutes into the Victor Wembanyama-in-America experience and the stupidly, preposterously, hilariously absurd already is becoming kind of old hat. – 5:00 PM
If the NBA didn’t flatten the draft lottery odds, we would’ve seen teams scoring on their own basket and signing dudes from local YMCAs to try to land Victor Wembanyama.
OKC was the single visionary team to vote against the flattened odds. – 4:41 PM
Myers to Curry this morning, in a moment of levity: ‘You ready to do some leading?’
Curry: ‘Y’all gotta pay me more.’
Myers: ‘We’re paying you as much as we can.’ – 4:28 PM
Bob Myers asked Steph Curry today if he’s ready to do some leading.
Steph responded “you guys need to pay me some more money.”
Bob replied “we pay you as much as we can.” 😂😂😂 – 4:25 PM
With NBA teams tanking heavily for Victor Wembanyama, we’re likely going to see lots of valuable role players moved from bad teams at the February trade deadline. Contenders are going to feast. – 4:13 PM
I can’t tell if that was a bad lob by Hugo Besson or he just knew Victor Wembanyama would dunk more spectacularly the farther away from the rim he threw it. – 4:01 PM
I’d like to see Victor Wembanyama add the one-hand pass off the dribble and also this is a ridiculous thing to say about someone 7-foot-4. – 3:12 PM
Like every team in the league, the Utah Jazz would love to employ Victor Wembanyama next season. They also want to introduce winning habits to their current team. This story looks at the delicate balance, and the famous T word. Please read, here – theathletic.com/3663529/2022/1…
– 1:51 PM
Adam Silver, in Abu Dhabi for the Hawks-Bucks preseason game, is asked about Victor Wembanyama: “I know that many of our NBA teams are salivating at the notion that potentially, through our Lottery, that they could get him– so they should all still compete very hard next season.” – 10:32 AM
Reporting with @draftexpress: As NBA executives consider the transformative impact 7-foot-4 Victor Wembanyama could impose on the NBA’s tanking and trade market, his agent Bouna Ndiaye insists there’s no plan to shut down the projected No. 1 pick: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…
– 9:59 AM
Marc J. Spears
Scoot Henderson focuses on himself in pursuit of No. 1 in the 2023 #NBA
draft. The elite prospect discusses competing for the top spot with Victor Wembanyama and the backhanded compliment, buying a gym at 18 years old and starting for the G League Ignite. bit.ly/3e9HlSB
– 8:44 AM