Will Wembanyama be the glory of the Robinson-Duncan era… Spurs, 2023 NBA Rookie 1 pick pick
David Robinson (216 cm) in 1987, Tim Duncan (211 cm) in 1997, Victor Wembanyama (224 cm) in 2023?
The San Antonio Spurs picked first place in the 2023 NBA (US Professional Basketball) rookie nomination lottery held in Chicago, USA on the 17th. The Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs, who ranked 1st to 3rd in the regular league’s lowest win rate in the 2022-2023 season, were lucky as a result of a draw with a guaranteed 14.0% chance of winning the 1st place. The Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, and Detroit Pistons ranked second through fifth. Spurs will exercise the first pick in 26 years since 1997 and for the third time in history.
Wembanyama playing in a domestic league game on the 8th. /AFP Yonhap News
This year’s draft, which will be held in New York on the 23rd of next month, is attracting great attention because the super-class center Victor Wembanyama (19, France) will come out. Wembanyama was born to a father from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a mother from France. Currently playing for Boulogne-Levalois Metropolitans 92, a French professional league team, he has an excellent body with a height of 224 cm and a wingspan of 244 cm. In the meantime, his height, which was known to be 221 cm, has rather grown to 224 cm. Wembanyama’s basketball talent is evaluated as the best since LeBron James (LA Lakers). He has all of his speed, dribbling and shooting abilities. James described Wembanyama as an ‘alien’. The dominant analysis is that the team that takes Wembanyama will definitely strengthen its strength.토토사이트
The San Antonio Spurs, of course, are likely to exercise the first pick on Wembanyama. David Robinson (center) and Tim Duncan (power forward and center), who were previously selected as the first picks, were legendary stars and entered the NBA Hall of Fame. The Spurs have won a total of 5 championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014). Robinson was a winning member in 1999 and 2003, and Duncan won all five championship moments with the Spurs.
Manager Greg Popovich (74) took the Spurs’ helm from 1996 and led the team’s golden years. He still serves as the club’s president and manager. The Spurs have been in a slump, failing to make the playoffs for the past four seasons in a row. However, fans expect Spurs to embrace Wembanyama and spur them to victory once again.