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Lotto Fever —San Antonio Spurs Earn first pick in Draft Lottery

By Ruben Rodriguez
La Feria News

While the NBA Playoffs are in full swing, excitement for next season is already brewing as the annual NBA Draft Lottery took place. That excitement, is a lot greater in the Alamo City as the San Antonio Spurs won the first pick in the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft.

San Antonio, who has had a rough couple of seasons in recent years, look to continue rebuilding. Having not made the playoffs since 2018-2019, the Spurs have definitely seen some better times. In their 50th anniversary this season, San Antonio had their worst season in four years, finishing with a record of 22-60 and placed 15th in the Western Conference.

This season’s draft pool features a lot of talent including stars such as Scoot Henderson, Brandon Miller, Amen Thompson, Jarace Walker, Cam Whitmore, Ausar Thompson, Anthony Black and many others.
But the headliner and arguably the most sought after pick is Victor Wembanyama. The 19 year old French Superstar currently playing for Metropolitans 92 out of Paris, has made a name for himself. Averaging 21.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game, “Wemby” as he is known as by fans, has made himself a very valuable pick in the pool.

Last year, the NBA Draft had two headliners in their pool. Paolo Banchero from Duke University, was drafted by the Orlando Magic and went on to win Rookie of the year. Alongside Banchero was Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, who was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The excitement continues to grow for the 2023-24 NBA season and the NBA Draft, which will take place June 22 in Brooklyn, New York.

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