3 Reasons Victor Wembanyama will crash the NBA's top 10 players sooner than you think

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3) Wembanyama is a defensive menace

What makes Wembanyama different from every other player in the league is his freakish length (8-foot wingspan) and height (7'4) on the defensive end and he knows how to use it. Wembanyama leads the entire NBA in blocks per game (3.2) and 1.1 steals per game.

He's 10th in defensive box +/- and a whopping fifth in defensive rating (108.4) as a rookie! His ability to not only block shots but alter shots changes the way teams have to strategize their offenses to gameplan around him because he causes so many problems as a defensive anchor.

Just watch his highlights against the Toronto Raptors whom he recorded a triple-double against with blocks! Recording 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks, along with five assists and two steals.

He had a possession where he blocked four shots in 30 seconds! Alien-type stuff. Poor Jakob Poetl hopelessly got his shot engulfed, as did All-Star forward Scottie Barnes, who got it rejected into oblivion.

Wembanyama is already an All-Defensive player already as a rookie and will make the All-Defensive team after the season. If his team had a winning record, he'd be the clear-cut favorite to take home Defensive Player of the Year as a rookie!

Despite his team's abysmal record, he should still garner some DPOY votes. His malleability and versatility are unmatched in the NBA, as he's perhaps the best defensive rookie ever and hasn't even fully come close to learning NBA concepts.

He's going to win multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards and has a chance to be one of the five greatest defensive players of all time... He's that special.