Victor Wembanyama bolsters ROY case with historic blocks and 3-pointers combo

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama grew to become simply the second participant in NBA historical past to rack up 200 blocks and 100 3-pointers in a single season, additional bolstering his Rookie of the Yr case, after Friday night time’s residence loss to the Denver Nuggets at Frost Financial institution Middle.

Wembanyama, 20, completed the competition with three blocks and one 3-pointer to affix Raef LaFrentz as the one gamers in league historical past to attain the milestone.

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The Frenchman presently leads the ROY race over Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder heart Chet Holmgren, so the blocks and 3-pointers combo may cement the award in his favor.

Wembanyama additionally put up 17 factors, 9 rebounds, two assists and two steals in opposition to the Nuggets to maintain San Antonio inside putting distance till Denver pulled away within the fourth quarter.

Victor Wembanyama desires DPOY subsequent

Minnesota Timberwolves heart Rudy Gobert, Wembanyama’s fellow Frenchman, is favored to win his fourth Defensive Participant of the Yr award.

Wembanyama has had a wonderful defensive season this 12 months, however the Spurs have not gained sufficient video games for him to be thought of. Subsequent 12 months, nevertheless, he’s all in on taking residence DPOY.

“Rudy has an excellent probability of successful it this 12 months. It might be deserved, however let him earn it now as a result of afterward it will not be his flip,” Wembanyama stated lately.

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