If you are very much into sports betting, then you will still be getting updates on both professional and college sports even during the offseason. After all, a lot can happen in the break between. Rosters and coaching staff tend to change during this period. A lot happens, like hiring, drafting, trading, free agency, and more. Today, we are taking a look at professional basketball. Top prospect Victor Wembanyama emerges as the top NBA draft pick this year.
The 19 year old, 7’4” French player will be joining the San Antonio Spurs. This is a move that many have seen and predicted a while back. Many believe Wembanyama to be the best prospect since LeBron James back in 2023. The player, after all, has the size of the center and the handling and shooting capabilities of a guard. Those who are into spread betting will definitely enjoy seeing how Wembanyama will be scoring when he gets enough court time.
2023 Top NBA Draft Pick Goes to San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs were 22-60 last season, which is the franchise’s worst season since 1997. As bookies, we can always get previews from the Summer League to get an idea of how teams and players will do preseason. Of course, your sportsbook pay per head software will take care of changes in betting lines. But it always helps if you can personally see and evaluate how teams with new players. Especially with high profile ones as Wembanyama, will fare.
Wembanyama also plays for the French with the Metropolitans 92 and the national team. But he will be skipping the French National Team in the FIBA World Cup this summer. According to the top draft pick, it is a necessary sacrifice as he needs to focus on this upcoming rookie season.
Those who want to see him play will have to wait until the Summer League next month. We are still waiting to know if he will debut in Sacramento, or if he will join in the much publicized Las Vegas Summer League. Given that he will be getting a break from France’s Metropolitans 92, and the FIBA World Cup, he has ample time to train with the Spurs.