The San Antonio Spurs and their fans just got a glimpse of what Victor Wembanyama is capable of.
As usually happens with rookies, his first game in the league was a bit of a rollercoaster.
He made some impressive plays on defense but was also in foul trouble for most of the game.
Still, his skills were as mesmerizing and impressive as advertised, especially late in the matchup.
Following his debut, former NBA player Jay Williams made some big comments on ESPN’s “Get Up.”
"He's a generational talent on the defensive end. … He has a chance to be one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen if he can stay healthy."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) October 26, 2023
For starters, Williams was obviously in awe of his size and mobility as a defender, praising him for the way he could tower over everybody and see the whole floor.
Williams believes that, barring injury, Wembanyama could be one of the greatest players of all time, and that’s definitely not a far-fetched thought at all.
He praised him for the fact that he was mature enough to be able to play with five fouls in the fourth quarter, all while still being aggressive and scoring nine points in the final minutes.
Wembanyama’s basketball IQ and maturity are two of the most impressive traits scouts and trainers have discussed when talking about him.
So, chances are that we’ll get to see him on the floor for more than the 23 minutes he was, as he shouldn’t get into foul trouble every single night.
Some fans weren’t impressed by his final stat line, but rookie seasons are full of ebbs and flows, and his campaign won’t be an exception.NEXT: Victor Wembanyama Names 1 Big Difference In The NBA