Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama To Sit Remainder Of Summer League

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San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama will sit out the rest of the 2023 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, according to multiple reports.

Wembanyama played two games against the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers. He put up nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and five blocks while shooting 2-for-13 from the field versus the Hornets but bounced back in a big way against the Blazers, finishing with 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks on 9-of-14 shooting overall.

The Spurs beat the Hornets but lost to the Blazers.

“I wish we could have won the game,” Wembanyama said after the Blazers game, via ESPN. “I think I could have done more to help my team win the game. We got to keep learning. We haven’t been playing our best for like three quarters. Then in the fourth quarter, we were really dominating. It shows the personality of the team. I think personally, it’s normal to get better every game. Two days ago was my first game.”

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The Spurs have three games left in Las Vegas. The next time we see Wembanyama on the court will be in preseason action.

“Like this past month, I think basketball wasn’t even 50% of my schedule,” Wembanyama said. “I can’t stand it. I know it’s a special moment in my life, but I’m just glad it’s over honestly. I just want to hoop, workout and lift. … I just know that as I’m not playing in the World Cup. I’ve got two to three months — two to three great months — that are coming up and they’re going to change my life.”

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Victor Wembanyama & San Antonio Spurs Updates

The Spurs signed Gregg Popovich to a new contract. The deal is worth more than $80 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. 

San Antonio has won five championships under Popovich, who has coached David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. Popovich will now get to coach Wembanyama.

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