After a discreet first season with a team at the end of the cycle (5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds in 62 games), Devin Vassell has made good progress for his second year in San Antonio. More empowered by Gregg Popovich, since the Spurs have fully embarked on their reconstruction (27 minutes on average, against 17 last year), the native of Georgia has gained momentum in the rotation and in the Texas game.
First replacing during the first part of the season, the Florida State-trained winger then joined the five majors in mid-season, shortly before the All-Star Weekend break.
His playing time has increased, his responsibilities too, and he therefore ends his « sophomore » season having improved in all sectors compared to his first year: 12.3 points (42.7% on shots, 36.1% from behind the arc), 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals average.
Although disappointed by the abrupt elimination of Spurs in the « play-in », Devin Vassell did not forget the essential: like all the young people of the club, he progressed, and the future of Spurs is rather reassuring.
» My confidence was higher this season. That of my coaches and my teammates towards me, too “appreciated the winger in a press conference, after the defeat against New Orleans during which he shone (23 points at 7/13 behind the arc, 2 rebounds and 3 assists).
» Once I got started, I grew in the game, with several systems called out specifically for me. In defense, it’s the same, I had the opportunity to defend the best opposing attackers. he added, before noting that an important summer awaited him. “To be entrusted with this role and these responsibilities was beneficial for me. But I don’t take that for granted, a long summer awaits us and I will take the opportunity to continue working, to come back stronger next year. »