National Basketball Association (NBA) No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio) scored 20 points in his exhibition game debut. Wembanyama’s San Antonio Spurs fell 121-122 on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 2023-2024 NBA exhibition game at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, on Tuesday.
Wembanyama, who started the game, scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers, in 19 minutes and 22 seconds of action, 온라인카지노 and added five rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot.The Frenchman was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft in June.The 2004 graduate was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft because of his length and ability to dribble and play outside.
San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich described Wembanyama’s performance as “good,” saying, “We didn’t really have a game plan for him, we just let him do what he does best.” “He’s got some work to do on the defensive end, but that’s part of any new player,” Popovich added.
“As a rookie, today’s game was what I expected,” Wembanyama said after the game, “and if I keep giving it everything I’ve got, I can only get better. “Oklahoma City’s Chet Holmgren also made his exhibition debut in the game .Holmgren was the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s rookie draft but missed his entire first season due to injury. Holmgren scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds on the night.