Dennis Schroder Cites Victor Wembanyama Height for Missed 3-Pointers



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Dennis Schroder Cites Victor Wembanyama Height for Missed 3-Pointers
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In a high-octane face-off that saw the Toronto Raptors clash with the San Antonio Spurs, the towering presence of Victor Wembanyama left a notable imprint on the court, particularly affecting Dennis Schroder's game. Schroder, who stands at a respectable 6 feet 1 inch, found himself overshadowed by the formidable 7-foot-4 frame of Wembanyama during their recent matchup.

Schroder, renowned for his sharp scoring acumen, grappled with the challenge posed by Wembanyama's reach. The stark height disparity was evident as Schroder attempted to arc his three-pointers over the rookie center — a daunting task that resulted in two stark airballs.

"I tried to shoot two threes over him and air-balled both because I couldn't gauge if he'd block them," Schroder candidly admitted post-game. When probed about his visibility of the rim during those attempts, Schroder humorously conceded, "Not really, that's why I airballed.

Kind of funny, actually."

Wembanyama's Defensive Dominance

The Raptors guard's struggle underscores Wembanyama's natural advantage — a wingspan that turns him into a defensive behemoth, especially against shorter guards.

Seven games into the season, Wembanyama's stats speak volumes: averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and a staggering 2.6 blocks per game. His prowess extends beyond scoring, with his defensive plays earning him widespread acclaim.

In related news, tension seemed to spark between Schroder and Wembanyama as leaked audio from the Spurs-Raptors game revealed an exchange with Schroder insisting, "I don’t need your help." This snippet has piqued the interest of fans keen on the dynamics between the players.

Elevating his status as a luminary in the league, Wembanyama has swiftly ascended ESPN's prestigious list of the top 25 NBA players under 25, despite only seven games to his name. Ranked third, he stands among other notable rookies like Scoot Henderson and Chet Holmgren, who are placed at 23 and 13, respectively.

Wembanyama's ranking surpasses established All-Stars such as Zion Williamson, Tyrese Haliburton, and Ja Morant — a testament to his burgeoning legacy as one of the NBA's most promising young talents.

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