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Is Victor Wembanyama playing in NBA Summer League? Spurs rookie’s status for Las Vegas, Sacramento games

The wait is over. Victor Wembanyama is ready to make his NBA debut with the Spurs — well, sort of.

While he won’t play in an official game until October, the French phenom is set to participate in NBA Summer League action. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 21.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game for Metropolitans 92 in the LNB Pro A, only adding to fan anticipation.

The big question: How many minutes will the 19-year-old log before San Antonio shuts him down? Here are the latest updates on Wembanyama’s status for Summer League.

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Is Victor Wembanyama playing in NBA Summer League?

During a June 21 press conference, Wembanyama confirmed that he does plan to play in Summer League.

The Spurs then announced on June 28 that Wembanyama will travel with the team for the Las Vegas Summer League. He will not be available for their games at the California Classic Summer League.

That means Wembanyama’s earliest possible debut date is Friday, July 7, when San Antonio faces Charlotte.

Spurs’ NBA Summer League schedule

Here is the Spurs’ complete schedule for 2023 Summer League action in Sacramento and Las Vegas:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
July 3 vs. Hornets* 8 p.m. ESPN2
July 5 vs. Lakers* 8 p.m. ESPN2
July 7 vs. Hornets** 9 p.m. ESPN
July 9 vs. Trail Blazers** 8 p.m. ESPN2
July 11 vs. Wizards** 10:30 p.m. NBA TV
July 14 vs. Pistons** 8:30 p.m. NBA TV

*Game played in Sacramento
**Game played in Las Vegas

How to watch NBA Summer League games

When: Monday, July 3-Monday, July 17

Channels: ESPN family of networks | NBA TV

Streaming: ESPN app | Sling TV

NBA Summer League games will be held in Las Vegas (July 7-17), Sacramento (July 3, July 5) and Salt Lake City (July 3, July 5, July 6). The championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League will be played on Monday, July 17.

Games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews and NBA TV in the United States.

Fans in the U.S. can also watch NBA Summer League games on Sling TV. You can watch the top draft picks make their Summer League debuts and stream the sports you love starting at just $15 in your first month with Sling Orange.

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