The San Antonio Spurs regressed to a 16-game losing streak and set an unwanted record during the 2022/23 NBA season. Although it was a disappointing season for famed head coach Gregg Popovich and his team, it puts the team in good stead ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft – where French star Victor Wimpanyama will be available.
On Saturday, the Spurs fell 118-102 to the Utah Jazz for their 16th consecutive defeat. San Antonio originally started the season with five wins and two losses, but have since fallen to a current record of 14-47.
Utah They took the lead at the end of the third quarter and managed to emerge victorious from the game despite Spurs’ best efforts. The Spurs are now one of the five worst teams in the league in terms of three-pointers attempted, three-pointers made, free throws attempted, free throws scored, hits made, opponent three-pointers attempted and opponent three-pointers attempted.
“We played really well in the first half, stay away from the a**,” the team’s coach Popović said after the result. “Two great seasons, and then it just didn’t go so well. But what else is new, I’ve seen it before.”
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Although the Spurs have been very poor this season, they may not be given the first pick in the upcoming draft due to the lottery system, while they also have the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons to compete with given their 13-46 and 15-46 record from them. Each team was charged with tanks in order to improve their chances of landing at Wimpanyama.
Tanking is when teams deliberately lose in the short term, usually within a season, to get higher picks in the NBA draft that will ultimately help them select young talent that will lead them to long-term success. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has spoken several times about the league’s efforts to reduce tank exposure as teams try to improve their draft lottery status and claim the first pick.
Talents like Wembanyama don’t come around often. He leads the French League with averages of 22.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game, while he was exceptional in his last domestic All-Star game, scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. France.
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