Reggie Miller has stark warning for Victor Wembanyama and reveals he's 'praying' for NBA prospect | The Sun

NBA legend Reggie Miller is concerned about Victor Wembanyama's size and body type.

The 57-year-old NBA great believes Wembanyama's slender build could pose durability issues on the next level and claims, "He looks like me at 7'5."

Wembanyama stands at seven-foot-five and weighs 230 pounds but is tall and slim.

The Hall of Fame guard expressed his doubts and skepticism about Wemanyama's NBA future.  

Miller voiced his thoughts on the Dan Patrick Show this week and explained that he needs to see how Wembanyama handles playing in the paint with bigger defenders.

"My only concern is – he looks like me at 7'5". Knock on wood. I was rarely injured, through my 18-year [career], only ankle injuries," Miller stated.

"But I played on the perimeter. I'm not banging with the big boys."

"But it's not as physical as it was in the 80s and 90s, so he won't be banged up like those days." 

Miller believes if Wembanyama can avoid injuries, he's destined for greatness.

"I just hope he doesn't get hurt. I just pray he stays healthy," Milled added.

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"If he stays healthy, and everything I've seen on video tapes and everything I've seen on scouting reports, if he plays like that, the future is his."

"So I'm excited for him."

Miller isn't the first NBA legend to doubt the 7-foot-5 Frenchman's body frame.

NBA Hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal told that he's skeptical because of his size.

"He's not very big — he's tall, but he's building up a lot of muscles, not that strong. He can shoot, he can dribble, he can do all that."

Despite the fears about his size, Wembanyama is expected to be selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

He's coming off a strong season in the French league for the Metropolitans 92 and averaged 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 3.0 blocks in 34 games.

The 2023 NBA Draft will occur Thursday, June 22, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

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