NBA: 5 Biggest and most telling pre-season takeaways

NBA San Antonio Spurs Victor Wembanyama (Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports)
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The 2023-24 NBA pre-season is officially in the books. Let’s take a quick look back. 

With pre-season basketball coming to a close, we are now just a few days away from the NBA season opener. There were many good and bad revelations from the past two weeks of basketball but here are some of the biggest takeaways from the preseason.

Exploring the 5 biggest takeaways from the NBA pre-season

Victor Wembanyama is the truth

This should come as no surprise that Victor Wembanyama has been everything as advertised coming into the NBA. Through the four preseason games, Wembanyama is averaging 19.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and almost three blocks per game.

As impressive as he has been, the most remarkable part about Wembanyama’s preseason has been his defense. Wembanyama’s length makes it possible for him to alter three-pointers from the free throw circle and block layups from the opposite side of the rim. In four preseason games, we’ve seen Wembanyama play the small forward, power forward, and center, coming off pin-downs, shooting threes, and handling the ball with ease.

It’s way too early to say and durability could be a concern given how much he hits the ground, but Wembanyama has lived up to the hype and expectations. He absolutely has GOAT potential if continues to develop and stay healthy. The San Antonio Spurs have a superstar on their hands.