NBA: Victor Wembanyama rewarded for his historic month

Passionately passionate about basketball, he left to live in San Antonio to follow Victor Wembanyama’s Spurs after a diploma at the IEJ, his gaze constantly fixed on the NBA, both on the field and on the statistics and contracts.

Victor Wembanyama was named NBA Rookie of the Month for the second time in a row on Monday. Winner of the Western Conference, with Brandon Miller (Charlotte Hornets) in the East, the San Antonio Spurs rookie has shown clear progression since January and established himself as the big favorite for the title of Rookie of the Year.

Victor Wembanyama clearly leads the race for the Rookie of the Year title. His award for Rookie of the Month for February, ahead of his rival Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder) who won the first two trophies of the season, is proof of this.

A historic month for Victor Wembanyama

Despite the results of San Antonio Spurswith two victories and ten defeats in February, Victor Wembanyama and his team showed significant progress since the start of the season. As proof, most of the rookie’s statistics are on the rise, with averages of 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.9 blocks and 2 steals in 28.9 minutes per game.

The Frenchman achieved unprecedented performances: he is the first player in NBA history to average 3.5 blocks and 40% three-point success, with at least 5 outside shot attempts, on a series of 12 matches. These statistics demonstrate the uniqueness of his performance this month.

Clear favorite for Rookie of the Year

With his victory against Chet Holmgren’s Thunder (132-118), February 29, Victor Wembanyama establishes himself as the undisputed favorite for the title of Rookie of the Year. His dominant performance against his main competitor, concluding two months of high level, marked an important turning point in public opinion – already largely convinced that the player of the Spurs would win the award at the end of the season.

” I have the feeling that [la course au Rookie of the Year] is finished “estimated his teammate Devin Vassellafter the victory of Saint Anthony in front of Oklahoma City at the end of the month. “What he does, the impact he has on both ends of the floor, the confidence he has in his game… It’s second to none. »

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