Wembanyama “Intrigued” About Teaming Up With One Superstar

We know that Victor Wembanyama has been getting calls from players around the league who'd like to team up with him. We've also heard the rumors recently that one of the interested teams in trading for Atlanta Hawks star guard Trae Young could be the San Antonio Spurs. Does the Young-Victor Wembanyama pairing sound like it would be interesting to see? According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, Wemby is certainly intrigued by it:

I will say I’ve talked to people who know Wemby who have indicated he is at least intrigued by that idea. Now, intrigued by that idea and pounding the table are two very different things. I have no idea whether Gregg Popovich would be intrigued by the idea.

The Rookie of the Year, Wembayama played most of the season without a true point guard. A pairing with Young would obviously work on the offensive end, and Wemby should easily be able to cover up for Young's deficiencies on defence.

Young is still in the middle of a five-year, $215 million extension that has two more seasons to run, with an average salary of $44 million per each of those two years. There is no trade protection in the contract. The three-time All-Star has career averages of 25.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.5 assists. 

Speaking on The Hoop Collective podcast, the discussion centred around whether the Hawks will trade either Young or his backcourt mate Dejounte Murray. And on that front, another NBA insider, Shams Charania is reporting that conversations will be ongoing between now and next month's Draft about Trae's future with the team. 

Young is reportedly not interested at all in being around if the Hawks are not planning on putting a competitive team around him. 

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