View Poll Results: What is Victor Wembanyama's ceiling?

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  • Timmy Duncan type generational player. Legit, multiple earned Championships.

    30 78.95%
  • David Robinson

    6 15.79%
  • Legit All Star several years. Ralph Sampson

    0 0%
  • Excellent role player. Makes team mates better.

    0 0%
  • Decent role player like Kirby Bryant. Sells tickets.

    1 2.63%
  • Pop forces him to play point guard

    0 0%
  • Up and down injury prone career.

    1 2.63%
  • Bails to Europe soon after 1st NBA contract.

    0 0%
  • Chet type injury in preseason 1st year. Never recovers. Greg Oden

    0 0%
  • Sipping Café Au Lait with Porker in Paris. Never plays an NBA game.

    0 0%
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    How high (or low) can Victor go?

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    Kareem, with elite handles and range to 28 feet. Watched a Bill Simmons podcast, and he brought up an interesting point. If Wemby develops a sky hook, where he elevates, and basically flips the ball downward immediately, he’ll truly be unstoppable. You literally can’t block that shot without it being goaltending, because it’s on the way down when he releases it. He could shatter the NBA FG% record.

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    Kareem/Durant hybrid tbh

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    Nash's shot, Rose's athleticism, and Parker's speed and finishing ability

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    Ceiling? Easy: GOAT. The worries are more in line with his floor, which is him suffering a freak injury that won't allow him to realize his potential. Barring that, it's a given he'll be great.

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    More relevant question currently is probably what Keldon's ceiling is. If the Spurs are lucky enough to land Victor, is KJ the SF that pairs best with him?

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    I have no idea, tbh

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    Ceiling: Better than Kevin Durant
    Floor: Worse than Greg Oden

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    Ceiling? Enough for Pop to actually embrace tanking

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    Kareem, with elite handles and range to 28 feet. Watched a Bill Simmons podcast, and he brought up an interesting point. If Wemby develops a sky hook, where he elevates, and basically flips the ball downward immediately, he’ll truly be unstoppable. You literally can’t block that shot without it being goaltending, because it’s on the way down when he releases it. He could shatter the NBA FG% record.
    I have seen Wembanyama shoot a sky hook (and make it) and I'm sure he's aware of Kareem's style of play, but I just don't think it's truly necessary for him. Kareem only developed the sky hook because they forbade dunking cuz he was so good. And it's only natural people think about it as Victor's the closest thing we've seen to a young Lew Alcindor (that was my first thought as well), but when you see any of Victor's regular shots, his release point is already so high he really doesn't need to develop an entirely new shot.
    People already can't contest Durant's shot, let alone Victor who's like 6 inches taller & longer... people don't truly realize how big Victor is.

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    I have seen Wembanyama shoot a sky hook (and make it) and I'm sure he's aware of Kareem's style of play, but I just don't think it's truly necessary for him. Kareem only developed the sky hook because they forbade dunking cuz he was so good. And it's only natural people think about it as Victor's the closest thing we've seen to a young Lew Alcindor (that was my first thought as well), but when you see any of Victor's regular shots, his release point is already so high he really doesn't need to develop an entirely new shot.
    People already can't contest Durant's shot, let alone Victor who's like 6 inches taller & longer... people don't truly realize how big Victor is.
    Yeah, and I love his jumper, but percentages on that are much lower than a skyhook right at the rim. ELITE mid range shooter are like 45-47%. Current big man FG percentages in the restricted are are like 60%+. Now, add in the fact that a Wemby skyhook would be unblockable, since it’s already going down when it leaves his hand. 70%? 75%?

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    Ceiling: Better than Kevin Durant
    Floor: Worse than Greg Oden
    victor has past the "intriguing" phase. It's a fact now that we have never seen a player that size with so many skills and som much fluidity. Greg Oden hadn't shown 0.1% of what Vic showed already before entering the NBA...

    Oden's nver been called an "alien" or "cheat code" by all time greats. Lebron Giannis, Durant, Steph all said Vic will be ownng the NBA for the next 15 years...

    A 7'4 with guy with PG ball handling, making step back or one leg 3s when he's not doing fade away jumpers, or rejecting everybody to the parking lot. Forget sky hooks, the guy is litterally unblockable, whatever the shot... There's that pic of 6'9 guy defending on him on a 3 where his hand all raised up is still like 7 feet away from the Victor's release point.

    The only thing that can prevent him for being an all-time great is indeed injuries... Barring that, he's gonna be the best player in the world until up 2035...

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    Goat ceiling but his floor is at least Bol Bol or his Dad.

    Oden was a kinda an anomaly.

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    The highest poll option isn’t high enough. I love Timmy just like anyone on this forum, but Wembanyama’s ceiling his above Duncan’s.

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    7'4 durant who can defend the rim

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    greg oden

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    i mean i think at least 12' given his height. he doesn't want to be cramped in some 10' ceilinged apartment

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    7'3 Durant

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    The highest poll option isn’t high enough. I love Timmy just like anyone on this forum, but Wembanyama’s ceiling his above Duncan’s.
    That's the highest category, though. Tim was a generational talent, and arguably the best franchise player to ever play for one franchise. That's the same category Jordan and Kareem are in.

    As talented and physically freakish as this guy is, he can only hope to have a career like Tim's. That takes some luck and alignment of the right cir stances.

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    Multiple mvps level (assuming he’s healthy)

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    Nash's shot, Rose's athleticism, and Parker's speed and finishing ability
    was hoping someone had posted this when I saw this thread

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    Best cases: Something that we have not ever seen before.

    Worst case: Kevin Durant
    Last edited by Chomag; 12-01-2022 at 01:44 AM.

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    When it comes to Victor's ceiling, my guess would be what the all time ofgreat MJ once said, "The Roof".

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    Gets to play 8yrs in the league despite chronic foot problems. (Sorry to say.)

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