All signs are pointing to Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs having a busy offseason ahead of them. As the 7-foot-5 teenager answered questions at his pre-draft press tour this morning, he revealed he plans on playing for the Silver and Black sooner than most fans might have expected.
Speculation about whether Wembanyama would suit up at Summer League immediately began after he finished the French League season with Metropolitans 92 on June 15th. And if he takes the court for the Spurs in their first game of the California Classic in Sacramento, only 18 days will have passed since his last professional outing. But he doesn't seem concerned with his workload.
According to the latest intel from LJ Ellis of SpursTalk, Wembanyama reportedly had a meeting with Spurs executives. In that meeting, Wemby requested that "he wants to play in every possible game." Knowing the competitive nature of the phenom, this shouldn't come as a surprise to fans or the Spurs organization.
Wembanyama played in every possible game for Metropolitans 92 this season, helping quiet some of the concerns over his slender frame becoming injury prone. It isn't clear how much Victor will play, but this should be an exciting build up for his first NBA minutes.
There was other noteworthy news from the recent SpursTalk report. San Antonio will bring Jeremy Sochan to Summer League, a much-welcomed tidbit after the Polish forward missed the annual event last year due to a bout with COVID-19. Additionally, Ellis anticipates Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley will return to return to Las Vegas alongside Dominick Barlow. The Spurs may also bring other rookies since they own multiple second-rounders and have been rumored to be targeting a trade for another first-round pick.
The offseason of Wembanyama continues, and it could be an exciting summer if these plans come to fruition.