Latest Wembanyama news shows Spurs handling his arrival perfectly


The excitement surrounding the arrival of Victor Wembanyama is palpable. Every Spurs fan, analyst, and casual observer knew San Antonio would select Wemby with the number one overall pick of the 2023 NBA Draft. It was one of the easiest choices in league history. But with great power comes great responsibility to ensure long-term success. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the Spurs are already making all the right decisions regarding their newest young star.

One can only imagine the whirlwind the 7-foot-3 teenager has been swept up in over the past week. After leading Metropolitans 92 to a LNB Pro A Finals appearance, the French sensation flew almost eight hours to New York for the draft and has dealt with non-stop public appearances ever since. With his first 82-game season on the horizon, Wembanyama needs time to rest before the work continues.

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The Silver and Black have an abundance of experience working with foreign-born players. Most of those athletes have a strong sense of national pride. They feel that representing their country during the offseason is not just fun side note, but a necessary gesture to properly show respect to their homeland. Wemby expressed interest in playing for the French national team at the World Cup this summer but ultimately decided to skip it to prepare for his rookie season with the Spurs.

The latest reports indicate Wembanyama will also pass on the California Classic in Sacramento that will run from July 3rd-5th. This decision demonstrates the brilliance of an organization that has long understood the assignment of ensuring their players are ready for a long season. Fortunately, he will reportedly join the Spurs for their Las Vegas Summer League schedule that begins July 7th, so fans worldwide won't have to wait long to see the generational talent get busy, which should be music to their ears.

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