Victor Wembanyama 2023 NBA Draft profile: Can Mavs land best prospect since LeBron?
By Noah Weber
Victor Wembanyama's weaknesses
Victor Wembanyama has a strong all-around game but still has some weaknesses. Here's a look at two of his biggest.
Strength is a typical weakness mentioned when talking about Wembanyama, but it's something that needs to be addressed. Players with his type of frame are usually fairly injury-prone, and Wembanyama will need to do everything he can keep his body healthy and strong.
He won't be able to back down beefy centers in the NBA and could get bodied on defense. This doesn't mean that he will get dominated down low as he is an excellent shot blocker, but he could struggle with preventing players from getting to the paint.
The 7'5 big man should be fine if he adds healthy muscle and takes care of his body, but the team that drafts Wembanyama should definitely do everything they can to keep their prized big man on the floor.
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2. Shot selection
Wembanyama's shot selection will likely improve once he gets to the NBA as he will have much better talent around him, but it is still something that he can work on as he makes the jump from the LNB Pro A to the league.
He often settled for moving threes and pull-up mid-range shots, which he made often but also missed often. These shots are low-percentage but are likely due to him being the best player on his team by a large margin. Wembanyama carried a heavy offensive load.
He may have to alter his playstyle a little once he gets into the league, but this weakness probably won't be an issue for him once he's in the NBA.