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Draymond Green Thinks Victor Wembanyama Will Be MVP In The Next Two Years

Jan 27, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forwards Andrew Wiggins (22) and Draymond Green (23) talk during overtime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Mar 12, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Victor Wembanyama (1) warms up before a game against the Houston Rockets at Frost Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green is a believer in Victor Wembanyama. The rookie came into the NBA guns blazing while turning heads in the league thanks to his height and unconventional playstyle.

Draymond Green Vouches For Victor Wembanyama’s Ability

The four-time All-Star sees the 20-year-old’s ability, even during the latter’s first year in the league. It’s not an uncommon opinion; some analysts even think the French big man should move to a contending team to start winning as soon as possible.

Green agrees with many that the San Antonio Spurs is the best team for the young prospect to help establish his fundamentals on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show. He already boasts excellent experience from his stint with the French basketball league, LNB Pro A.

Specifically, the four-time NBA champion compliments Wembanyama for his skills. Moreover, his height only exacerbates the issue for any matchup he faces, especially with how well the seven-foot-four blocks shots.

Mar 11, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Victor Wembanyama (1) shoots while defended by Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (00) during the second half at Frost Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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The 34-year-old is so sure of Wembanyama that he labels him as a top-20 player in the NBA during his first year in the league.

“Victor Wembanyama is probably a top-20 player in the NBA right now. With that skillset, with that length, with that jump shot, his jump shot is absolutely beautiful, in San Antonio with that staff. That kid? Watch out.”

Draymond Green

Naturally, the conversation will always gravitate to the French phenom’s rival for the Rookie of the Year title: Chet Holmgren. However, Green doesn’t think the ROTY award will go to the Oklahoma City Thunder player.

Furthermore, he thinks there’s a gap between the two rookies’ abilities and Wembanyama’s progress.

“This is no stray at all, I think Chet Holmgren is a very good player. And I know there’s been this comparison amongst those two. But I will tell you, I think there’s a gap in between Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama. Victor Wembanyama’s just different. Kid’s special.”

Draymond Green

Wembanyama Will Be MVP?

The Golden State Warriors forward is so sure of his take that he even hazards to say the young Spurs player will win the MVP title in a few years.

“He may win MVP of the league in the next two years or so.”

Draymond Green

With many already siding with Wembanyama for the ROTY award, an MVP might not be far behind. The numbers he’s putting in as a rookie still acclimating to the NBA’s environment are incredible. It shows massive potential for when the big man will peak.

Do you think he is a top-20 player?