Wembanyama appeared in two games in Vegas, and per Finger, the plan all along was for him to play just two games “after a busy summer.” Wembanyama just recently finished play with the Metropolitans 92 in the French league.
He struggled to 2-of-13 shooting in his first game, scoring just nine points in a 76-68 win over no. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller and the Hornets.
But he bounced back in a major way in his second game, an 85-80 loss to the Trail Blazers, erupting for 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting, with 12 rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 27 minutes.
“It was just me getting comfortable with myself, my body and the court because before today I had like two practices and one game,” he said after the loss, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I was just getting going.”
The Spurs’ next summer game is Tuesday vs. the Wizards, followed by a game Friday against the Pistons.
Can report Victor Wembanyama is now 100% finished with summer league, per the Spurs.
All along, two games was the plan. Spurs wanted him to get a taste of the NBA, and he got it. Team saw what it wanted to see, now giving him a break after a busy 12 months.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) July 10, 2023