Sidy Cissoko, French teammate of Victor Wembanyama, also drafted by San Antonio in June, was sent to the G League (NBA minor championship) in the Spurs satellite team, his franchise announced on Sunday. “Cissoko will join the Austin Spurs for their training camp in San Antonio,” writes the Texas franchise.
Coach Gregg Popovich had warned that the Frenchman would have to go through the G League this season, which will not prevent him from joining the NBA team later if he is called up by his coach. Aged 19 like Wembanyama, Cissoko was drafted in 44th position in the second round of the Draft in June, after having already played last season in the G League with the “Ignite”, the NBA's young talent development team. .
This versatile basketball player, capable of playing point guard, guard or winger, had previously spent several years in Spain at Saski Baskonia. After being used in the preseason, he did not get any playing time in San Antonio's first two games played this week. The Spurs play their first away game on Sunday, against Nicolas Batum's Los Angeles Clippers (6 p.m. local time, 2 a.m. Monday Paris time).