Adam Silver doesn't want teams to tank for Victor Wembanyama?

Adam Silver doesn't want teams to tank for Victor Wembanyama?

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Adam Silver doesn't want teams to tank for Victor Wembanyama?

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David Locke @DLocke09
Broncos and Colts think they have a chance for Victor Wembanyama – 11:30 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Are the Colts and Broncos trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama? – 11:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD big fan of Victor Wembanyama: “the league is really in trouble when he comes in.” PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Love Victor Wembanyama joining the @espn broadcast booth during this Lakers-Wolves preseason game. Incredibly thoughtful — particularly when talking about his shot mechanics.
Adds: “I want to be like no one else. But the players I look up to most are Giannis and KD.” – 11:06 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Victor Wembanyama shaking hands with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the Lakers preseason game in Las Vegas. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama meets Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Victor Wembanyama is great with media already. The kid has it all – 11:02 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Rudy Gobert talks Victor Wembanyama, poses for viral photo PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant on if he’s seen Victor Wembanyama play: “How can you miss him?”…KD said he found it profound that Wembanyama didn’t want to compare himself to just a few players. Likes the mindset. “The league’s really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:39 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD on Victor Wembanyama: “The league’s really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant on Victor Wembanyama: “That type of talent and skill, it puts a smile on your face if you play the game of basketball. … The league is really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:37 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Both the Colts and Broncos should be tanking for Victor Wembanyama – 10:27 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Pretty good seats for Victor Wembanyama at the Lakers-Wolves game. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Victor Wembanyama PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
First Giannis Antetokounmpo, then Chet Holmgren and now Victor Wembanyama. Those players are proofs how much basketball changes through the years. We are seeing future’s basketball now.
Next one in this list: Cooper Flagg – 8:52 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
18-Year-Old Frenchman Victor Wembanyama Being Hailed As The ‘Single Greatest Prospect In NBA History’ via @forbes…
@Barrometre18:20 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
An 18-year-old kid was asked today, in his second language, how he deals with a barrage of media attention few people ever have experienced, and how he keeps himself grounded when even LeBron James is singing his praises. This is how Victor Wembanyama answered: PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
If the NBA reset all 30 rosters and did a start-up draft tomorrow, how high would Victor Wembanyama be selected? Top-5? Top-3? 🤔
The hype is crazy, but it seems 100% warranted. – 7:07 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo believes Victor Wembanyama “has a chance to be… one of the best to ever play this game.”
“We have never seen someone like that before. I think it’s a good challenge for everybody in the league… We gotta get ready for this kid.”…6:56 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
How good is the Pelicans offense with Zion Williamson back? | Trade for Victor Wembanyama? @Will Guillory answers it all! PM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast!!!!
—Emptied my notebook on Victor Wembanyama aka The Alien (and a little on Scoot too)
—Million Dollar Desperation Picks, the Bad QB Epidemic + a sneaky possible Super Bowl favorite w/ @PSchrags + @BenjaminSolak…6:40 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After a pair of dazzling performances from Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas, Steph Curry praised the French top prospect.…6:36 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Steph calls him a cheat code. LeBron calls him an alien.
Victor Wembanyama’s two-game Vegas residency is over. The reviews are in. He’s a smash hit.…6:30 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Victor Wembanyama speaking with reporters after the game. Remarkable poise and command of the English language for an French teenager PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Going live to talk about the Victor Wembanyama experience and how great the Scoot vs. Vic Showdown duo of games was with @TheBoxAndOne_ here momentarily. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama x Rudy Gobert PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Imagine if the Lakers suffer though another miserable season & wind up winning the 2023 lottery. It would be game over for the rest of the league, with the Pelicans owning swap rights for LA’s first-rounder.
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Victor Wembanyama – 6:11 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama on LeBron James calling him “generational”: “It’s obviously an honor to see such great people talk like this about me, but it doesn’t change anything. … I didn’t do anything yet. I didn’t play a game in the NBA yet. I wasn’t drafted. I’ve got to stay focused.” PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Ιn February 2021, I asked @Evan Fournier about French rising star, Victor Wembanyama. “He’s taller than Rudy Gobert. His skill set at that age. His length is just incredible. He can do everything on the floor”
Prophetic words: “You’re going to hear about him very soon. Trust me!” PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fill in the blanks:
Victor Wembanyama plays like a mix between ________ and ________ PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Asked Rudy when’s the last time he stood next to someone taller than he is: “Boban,” he said.
Other than that, Victor Wembanyama might be the only one. – 6:01 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The second game between Victor Wembanyama & Scoot Henderson did not go the way most have predicted.
Scoot had to leave the game after a collision with the French center 😬…5:55 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
If the NBA hadn’t flattened the lottery odds we would have seen a team go 5-77 this year after watching Victor Wembanyama this week – 5:46 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama gets invited to prom PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama, man of the people PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– Victor Wembanyama erupts again
– Draymond Green/Jordan Poole situation context
– LeBron’s postgame comments about Vegas expansion ownership
– Which franchises would take Bronny 1 for LeBron?
Here until tipoff!
📺 PM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
What a week in Las Vegas for Victor Wembanyama.
We’ll recap all the festivities, with insight and intel from NBA executives, tomorrow @getcallin with the tireless scout @krystenpeek at 7pm ET: PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
French 7-3 phenom Victor Wembanyama averaged 36.5 points, 4.5 3-pointers made and 4.5 blocks in two exhibition games against the G League Ignite. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama last 2 games:
36.5 PPG
7.5 RPG
4.5 BPG
4.5 3P
Unguardable. PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on Victor Wembanyama: “He’s like a ‘2K create a player.'” – 5:25 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Final line for Victor Wembanyama today: 36 points (11-24), 2-7 from three, 12-16 from the line, 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal, two turnovers. Mets 92 battles back for a 112-106 win over Ignite, who lost Scoot Henderson to injury four minutes into the game. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama finishes with 36 points on 11-24 shooting, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and +26 in 37 minutes in Metropolitans 92’s 112-106 win over G-League Ignite on Thursday.
– Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 threes, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks in Tuesday loss to G-League Ignite. PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Final: Metropolitans 112, G League Ignite 106
Victor Wembanyama: 36 points, 11 rebounds, countless tanking conversations.
Strong game for Ignite’s Leonard Miller, thought he helped his stock today. – 5:23 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Game-clinching steal: Victor Wembanyama. – 5:22 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
SGA trying to enter the Thunder practice facility after Sam Presti has seen Victor Wembanyama play PM
The Ringer @ringernba
NBA teams trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama next year PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Fine, if no one else will say it, i will. Victor Wembanyama is otherworldly. – 5:06 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Victor Wembanyama is doing things you see in video games. PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I truly don’t ever remember a single player at any level producing as many highlights in one game as Victor Wembanyama has today. There have been like eight separate holy shit plays – 5:02 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
We are less than 90 game-minutes into the Victor Wembanyama-in-America experience and the stupidly, preposterously, hilariously absurd already is becoming kind of old hat. – 5:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
If the NBA didn’t flatten the draft lottery odds, we would’ve seen teams scoring on their own basket and signing dudes from local YMCAs to try to land Victor Wembanyama.
OKC was the single visionary team to vote against the flattened odds. – 4:41 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama hits the corner fade-away three 🤯

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama keeps doing absurd stuff on the court PM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama is something else 😱

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert in the building to watch Victor Wembanyama – 4:17 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
With NBA teams tanking heavily for Victor Wembanyama, we’re likely going to see lots of valuable role players moved from bad teams at the February trade deadline. Contenders are going to feast. – 4:13 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
Victor Wembanyama is putting on a show in Las Vegas. PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I can’t tell if that was a bad lob by Hugo Besson or he just knew Victor Wembanyama would dunk more spectacularly the farther away from the rim he threw it. – 4:01 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
After banging his thigh on the knee of Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson has left the game for Ignite – 3:44 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Scoot Henderson will not return to today’s game after banging knees with Victor Wembanyama. – 3:33 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Victor Wembanyama, the presumed No. 1 in 2023, would be the highest drafted French player ever PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Victor Wembanyama? An alien, he’s for sure a generational talent…3:17 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I’d like to see Victor Wembanyama add the one-hand pass off the dribble and also this is a ridiculous thing to say about someone 7-foot-4. – 3:12 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
has Victor Wembanyama ever lost a single jump ball in his life? is there video proof? – 3:05 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Everyone wants Victor Wembanyama to play like Kevin Durant. But that’s hard! @David Thorpe has a different idea: Rudy Gobert on defense, and Duncan Robinson on offense. BRING IT IN PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama hand-eye coordination PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama juggling tennis balls PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Like every team in the league, the Utah Jazz would love to employ Victor Wembanyama next season. They also want to introduce winning habits to their current team. This story looks at the delicate balance, and the famous T word. Please read, here –…1:51 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Doesn’t want teams to Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama
More on @ForbesSports…
(h/t @Michael Scotto ) – 12:30 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Adam Silver on Victor Wembanyama: “I know that many of our NBA teams are salivating at the notion that potentially through our lottery, they can get him, so they should all still compete very hard next season.” AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Adam Silver, in Abu Dhabi for the Hawks-Bucks preseason game, is asked about Victor Wembanyama: “I know that many of our NBA teams are salivating at the notion that potentially, through our Lottery, that they could get him– so they should all still compete very hard next season.” – 10:32 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Adam Silver, on Victor Wembanyama: “Oh, my.”
He said other stuff, but “oh, my” sums it up well. – 10:29 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Reporting with @draftexpress: As NBA executives consider the transformative impact 7-foot-4 Victor Wembanyama could impose on the NBA’s tanking and trade market, his agent Bouna Ndiaye insists there’s no plan to shut down the projected No. 1 pick:…9:59 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Scoot Henderson focuses on himself in pursuit of No. 1 in the 2023 #NBA draft. The elite prospect discusses competing for the top spot with Victor Wembanyama and the backhanded compliment, buying a gym at 18 years old and starting for the G League Ignite. AM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
LeBron on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody has been a ‘unicorn’ over the last couple years, but he’s more like an alien. I’ve never seen — no one’s ever seen — anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and graceful as he is… He’s for sure a generational talent.”…6:25 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA…4:16 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien. No one has ever seen anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and as graceful as he is out on the floor… He’s for sure a generational talent.” – 1:18 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Victor Wembanyama is something we haven’t seen before. I explained why in breaking down some of the stuff he did yesterday, then asked if this was the best prospect game of all-time.

Sean Highkin @highkin
Free and unlocked at @RoseGardenReprt: The Blazers aren’t going to be a part of the race to the bottom for Victor Wembanyama, but if this many teams will be going for him, their path to the playoffs gets a lot easier…10:45 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
In between the two Victor Wembanyama v Scoot Henderson showdowns … Russ and PatBev start side-by-side in Las Vegas tonight: PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
New YouTube video breaking down what I saw from Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama in their anticipated first matchup Tuesday that more than lived up to the hype: PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
🗣️Victor Wembanyama!
Justin Termine is still in shock from last night’s performance by the potential 1st pick in 2023 draft.
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
Victor Wembanyama, on if he feels more famous today than he did yesterday:
“A little bit.”
On what he wants to do in Vegas before he leaves:
“I don’t plan on gambling at all.”
On if he’s sick of us yet:
“Yes. I’m joking. Please don’t write bad about me.” – 8:19 PM

More on this storyline

“He’s solid, he’s solid. He’s like the 2K create-a-player,” Curry said of Wembanyama. “Every point guard that wants to be seven-foot, cheat-code type vibes. He’s a solid talent. It’s great to watch. They had a pretty entertaining game with the Ignite team, so it was dope.” -via Clutch Points / October 6, 2022

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