NBA: Spurs phenomenon Victor Wembanyama would no longer play in the summer league


LAS VEGAS – The presence of the phenomenon Victor Wembanyama in the NBA summer league has already ended, according to what the network learned on Monday ESPN.

This means that the San Antonio Spurs chose to rest the first overall pick of the last draft after he had played two games.

On Sunday, the 7-foot-5 French giant bounced back from a rather bland start, picking up 27 points and 12 rebounds against the Portland Trail Blazers.

After the game, Wembanyama said he would sit down with head coach Gregg Popovich to discuss his situation.

“I will listen to what Pop think about it, and I’m ready to make any sacrifice for the club, ready to give 100%, » he said.

There were already signs that the decision was well on the way to being made: the 19-year-old mentioned that he would be away from media coverage for « at least a month », and that he was enthusiastic to the idea of ​​laying out a plan with Spurs for the next two to three months leading up to his rookie season.

His full attention will be, unsurprisingly, his first year in the NBA, as he enters it with expectations approaching those that were founded in LeBron James two decades ago.

« Over the past month, I think basketball hasn’t even been 50% of my schedule, » Wenbanyama conceded. I didn’t like that. I know it was a special moment in my life, but honestly, I’m glad it’s over. I’m only throwing balls and training! »


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