Barring an unlikely scenario, the Spurs will select “Wemby” first overall in the NBA Draft in June. The Frenchman can rejoice in more than one way.
“Wherever I land, it’ll be a good place», said Victor Wembanyama again a handful of days ago. It was before learning that the Spurs inherited the first choice in the Draft of next June 22. Except improbable scenario, it is therefore in San Antonio that the 19-year-old French prodigy will begin his career in the NBA. Other teams could have suited him, from Detroit to Houston, via Utah or Charlotte. Some of the clubs that could dream of winning the jackpot might have allowed him to aim for the title earlier, such as Dallas, with Luka Doncic, or Portland, alongside Damian Lillard. But ultimately, the prospect of joining the club with five championship titles (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) has everything to please the 2.21m giant. Explanations in five points.
Popovich and his staff
At 74, Gregg Popovich has been flirting with retirement for several years. The prospect of coaching the 19-year-old French phenomenon should, however, push him to prolong the pleasure. It would be…