Mavericks sign Amare Stoudemire to a one-year $2.8 million contract, then waive him just four games into the regular season. An apparent case of “The Person I Am” keeping his word.
Wembanyama is one of the few players in this year’s draft class with a resume that can compare to Stoudemire’s and he’d be worth a second contract if he were available at the time when Dallas signed him.
If they wanted to show their appreciation for him saving them from themselves, they could have named their new arena after him and canceled WNBA games there as well. He still has enough potential in his game to warrant a second contract, some team will pick him up once his name gets out there.
Wembanyama Looks Promising
A few weeks ago, Victor Wembanyama arrived at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine with the hopes of impressing scouts and executives from around the league. The raw potential of this young prospect was evident from his physical measurements, which included a 7-foot-2.25 wingspan and 9-foot-2.5 standing reach (longest of any player in the combine).
Wembanyama is one of the most intriguing prospects in this year’s draft class—he has a reputation as an incredibly raw talent but also has some interesting tools that could make him an enticing option for teams looking to add length on their roster. The 21-year-old center has been scouted by multiple teams since arriving in Chicago, including those with both backcourt needs (such as New York) and big man needs (San Antonio).
Wembanyama’s measurements include a 7-foot-2.25 wingspan and 9-foot-2.5 standing reach (longest of any player in the combine).
He was also the tallest player at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, coming in at 7 feet tall and 254 pounds. Wembanyama’s size is likely to be his biggest advantage as he makes his way through the NBA game, but there are some concerns about how well he can defend smaller players on the perimeter.
Wembanyama’s measurements are impressive, but they’re not quite as good as those of Karl Anthony Towns or Shaquille O’Neal (both 7’0″), who were freakishly tall for their respective eras.