Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren are the hotshot rookies that everyone is talking about this season. The NBA world seems to be split on who will come out on top between these two talented players, which is fueling the hype and anticipation around their future success.
During the break in the NBA season and even now that it’s back, many experts and ex-players have debated about who has more potential between two rookies. Just before their long-awaited game on Tuesday, Patrick Beverley from the Philadelphia 76ers expressed his opinion that Victor Wembanyama will outshine Chet Holmgren because of his towering height advantage over everyone else on the court.
During the Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs game, Pat Bev discussed the highly-anticipated matchup between rookies Wemby and Holmgren on his podcast. Rather than ranking them in a specific order, Beverly viewed them both as 1A and 1B due to their unique potential. When forced to choose, however, Beverly ultimately selected Wembanyama due to his height advantage in the league. Wembanyama is currently ahead of Holmgren in stats, with both prospects being top contenders for Rookie of the Year. Stephen A. Smith predicts an exciting rivalry between these two players, noting that they are not particularly fond of each other. This showdown may mark the beginning of a new era in the league.