– Guard Tre Jones and forwards Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell are out for the Spurs’ preseason game against the Houston Rockets
– Victor Wembanyama is the No. 1 favorite to win the 2023-24 NBA Rookie of the Year
– Devin Vassell signed a five-year, $146 million extension and had a left knee injury last season.
Spurs say Victor Wembanyama, Devin Vassell and Tre Jones will not play in tomorrow's game against Houston.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez)
The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a few injuries as they prepare for their preseason game against the Houston Rockets. Guard Tre Jones and forwards Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell will not be playing. However, forwards Doug McDermott and Keldon Johnson are listed as game-time decisions. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been resting starters and key players in anticipation of the upcoming regular season.
Wembanyama, in particular, has been making waves with his impressive performance in the previous game against the Miami Heat. In just 22 minutes of action, he recorded 23 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. His outstanding performance has made him the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award according to multiple NBA betting sites. Other top contenders for the award include Scoot Henderson, Chet Holmgren, and Brandon Miller.
Devin Vassell, who recently signed a five-year, $146 million contract extension, is another key player for the Spurs. Last season, he averaged career highs in points, assists, and minutes per game. Despite being limited to only 38 games due to a knee injury, Vassell made a significant impact on the court. With his career-best shooting percentages and impressive performances against top teams, Vassell is primed for another successful season with the Spurs.
The Spurs will face the Houston Rockets in their upcoming preseason game, with the Rockets being the 4.5-point favorites according to sportsbooks. The point total is set at 228.5, and our computer projections suggest that Houston will win and cover the spread, with the point total expected to go under. The Spurs will have two more preseason games against the Rockets and the Golden State Warriors before opening their regular season against the Dallas Mavericks on October 25th.