Source reveals chances of Wembanyama playing at Summer League


Spurs fans are understandably bubbling with anticipation to see their favorite franchise select Victor Wembanyama with the number one overall pick of the 2023 NBA Draft. With less than one week until the once-in-a-lifetime prospect walks the stage to shake hands with Commissioner Adam Silver and officially joins the roster, it makes sense that everyone in the collective basketball community wants to know when he will suit up in Silver and Black for the first time.

Wembanyama is in the heat of the LNB Pro A Finals, a best-of-five series that could run through June 20th if he helps Metropolitans 92 take Monaco the distance. Regardless of whether that happens, he has logged considerable mileage this season, and the talented teenager will have practically no time to rest before draft night. There was hope he might make his NBA debut during Summer League, but the latest intel from LJ Ellis of SpursTalk suggests otherwise.

"[Wembanyama] will be eligible to play for the Spurs in Summer League. But, according to a Spurs source, that is unlikely to happen."

LJ Ellis of SpursTalk

The Spurs faithful might be dissapointed to hear Wembanyama will probably sit out at the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League. However, they should take solace in the organization doing everything to ensure the long-term health and durability of its new centerpiece. Even if the 7-foot-5 center doesn't set foot on the court for the Spurs before the preseason schedule begins, you might be able to see him in action with the French National Team at the FIBA World Cup.

While waiting for Wembanyama to make his grand premiere for San Antonio may feel like an eternity, there are several storylines worth monitoring. From Chris Paul potentially signing with the Spurs to a handful of draft-night trade rumors, a bustling offseason could make the time pass much quicker as Alamo City anxiously counts down the days until the Parisian phenom arrives.