“With the 8th pick of the 2021 NBA draft, Orlando Magic select… Franz Wagner.” What an amazing pick that was. Franz Wagner one of the few German players in the league, was drafted in this year’s draft and has been unstoppable these last few games. Just as an example, in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks he dropped 38 Points, 7 Rebounds, and 3 Assists.
In his last 5 games he’s been averaging 22 Points, 6 Rebounds, and 2 Assists a game, which is impressive stuff. So far out of the whole season he is averaging 16 Points, 5 Rebounds and 3 Assists, very good stats for a rookie, and he shows promise to improve those stats.
Out of all the rookies this season, he has been the most overlooked one, most of the time not being mentioned for ROTY with other names like Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes being the favourite’s most of the time. He might not be everyone’s favourite rookie (unless you’re a magic fan) but keep an eye out for him for the rest of the season, he might turn some heads at the end of the season if he continues playing like this.