The San Antonio Spurs have officially been eliminated from the 2023 NBA playoffs along with the Houston Rockets. This is the second time in 26-years that the Spurs franchise will not be playing in the playoffs. The Spurs had ended their season with a pitiful 16-49 record. While the season has not officially ended and there are 17 basketball games remaining in the season, this loss has them near 15 games behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the 10th playoff spot.
The question rises, could this elimination mean that we have the best chance at winning the NBA lottery and drafting the 7′ 2″ French superstar Victor Wembanyama? If the moons align and we’re able to build around the power forward /center, the odds look like they’re in our favor.