Now that the 2023 NBA draft is officially in the books, with all 30 teams in the league bringing in fresh talent from the college level and some overseas, the San Antonio Spurs are looking forward to a promising future, with French import Victor Wembayama leading the way.
With Wembanayama now arriving in San Antonio, NBA fans and the media are wondering when they will see him on the floor in a Spurs uniform.
Fortunately, Wembanayama has decided not to play in the FIBA World Cup in preparation for the 2023-24 season, meaning he will likely showcase his talents in the NBA Summer League next month, as reported by Ball Don’t Lie has been shared. ,
Victor Vembanyama will not participate in the FIBA World Cup, and will instead focus on preparing for his rookie season.
The Spurs will begin Summer League play on July 7 against the Hornets.
– Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) 26 June 2023
With the annual event in Las Vegas, Nevada growing increasingly popular each year, Sin City can expect many more fans to flock to the desert in July, with Wembanyama seemingly ready for a few games with his new team.
Of course, with Vembanayama expected to be the next face of the highly anticipated franchise and its most coveted asset, Greg Popovich and company likely won’t force him to play much during Summer League.
Typically, rookies of Vembanyama’s ability do not perform very well during these events or in the preseason, with teams being cautious in how they use their players prior to the regular season.
A similar scenario is likely for guards Scooter Henderson of the Portland Trail Blazers and Brandon Miller of the Charlotte Hornets, as the worst-case scenario for these young players would be an injury in a game that doesn’t count.
Victor Vembanyama has made a decision about playing in the FIBA World Cup