The French Basketball Player NBA Teams Are Fighting Over

The 2023 NBA season may be a ways off right now, but the trade and free agent moves are already indicating what’s in store for the 2023 Draft. It all comes down to one young man — Victor Wembanyama. Having turned 18 in January, Wembanyama just barely missed the cutoff for being part of the NBA Draft in 2022. That gives NBA teams a whole year to fight over him. Some are calling the 7’3” Frenchman the next LeBron James. Wembanyama’s name may be new to your ears, but those inside the league have been well aware of Wembanyama for a while now. It’s not just the talented ball player’s height that makes him so valuable. He also has an impressive wingspan of 7’9”, longer than Yao Ming’s 7’5” wingspan, but that alone doesn’t make him a No. 1 draft pick either. It’s his height, wingspan, and his level of agility and quickness that’s rare to see in someone his size. It’s too soon to know for sure, but there are definitely teams lined up to snag the young talent.