Trae Young Sparks Spurs Trade Rumors with Victor Wembanyama Comments

Victor Wembanyama and Trae Young could become San Antonio Spurs teammates if a trade materializes with the Atlanta Hawks.

Trae Young is reportedly being traded to the San Antonio Spurs by the Atlanta Hawks, and the All-Star guard only stoked trade suspicions when he was questioned about Victor Wembanyama during All-Star Weekend.

When asked what kind of player Wembanyama needed around him, Young responded, “The kind of player that can help him win a championship, make his job easier.” “He needs a player like that.”

Young grinned in response to the query, maybe hinting to a potential reunion between the two?

Young would undoubtedly love playing with a post player like Wembanyama, who is easily averaging 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in his first season. Wembanyama is one of only two players in the NBA with double-digit assists.

The Spurs attack would become more multifaceted with the addition of Young, a playmaker and point guard who is something they now lack in plenty. Teams can easily double-double Wembanyama in the post because the Spurs don’t have many other threats to deal with.


Mar 19, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) dribbles around a screen from forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Teams would find it difficult to double up the probable Rookie of the Year if Young and Wembanyama were in the offense. This is because the space would be significantly different.

Young’s poor defense is a cause for concern, but with Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, and Devin Vassell in the lineup, having a weak point at the center of the offense wouldn’t eliminate San Antonio’s chances of winning the pennant in the future.

The Spurs might see a quick turnaround as early as the following season if they can work out a deal for Young this summer and select elite players who fit in with the core.

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