Spurs Urged to Trade for 2 Stars to Pair with Victor Wembanyama

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During his NBA rookie campaign, Victor Wembanyama has put on a show for the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 29.1 minutes per game. However, the team has gone 14-48 in the 62 games he’s played. A strong focus has been placed on roster construction around him.

However, the critical need for a lead point guard to anchor the team and foster Wembanyama’s growth is unmistakable. The synergy between Tre Jones and Wembanyama is a game-changer for the Spurs.

With Wembanyama and Jones in action, a team with a 13-44 record achieves a positive net rating of plus-4.4. What if they added a more dynamic option?

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One of the challenges the Spurs face is the lack of a point guard option to initiate and make plays at a high level. San Antonio has proceeded to an NBA-best 70.8 percent assist percentage without one.

Still, regardless, they need a more potent threat in the backcourt to score in volume while having the passing ability to counter defenses when drawing double teams.

Incorporating experienced talent is essential for Wembanyama’s development and the team’s success. Bleacher Report suggests trading for high-caliber point guards like Trae Young or facilitating a comeback for Dejounte Murray could offer immense benefits.

“There’s no denying this team needs a franchise floor general, especially for the development of Victor Wembanyama.” Greg Swartz wrote. “The Spurs are nearly 20 points per 100 possessions better this season when Tre Jones shares the floor with the Frenchman as opposed to when their starting point guard sits.”

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The consensus is clear: bolstering the roster around Wembanyama could catalyze his growth and the team’s performance. However, identifying the right perimeter talent to pair with him will prove to be the next challenge the Spurs must succeed in doing.

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