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How Sidy Cissoko fell to the Spurs

San Antonio won the Draft, and not ONLY because they had the first pick

2023 NBA Draft Pick Portraits and Press Conferences Photos by Katie Dixon/NBAE via Getty Images

After a long wait, and very little debate, Victor Wembanyama is officially a member of the San Antonio Spurs, and the franchise selected another international prospect in Sidy Cissoko while getting two future second round picks. Many NBA analysists had Cissoko pegged as a first round talent, but the Spurs snagged him with the 44th pick — does that say more about his capabilities, or San Antonio’s luck?

On the latest episode of the Four Down podcast, Jacob Douglas and I recap draft night in which the Spurs were able to grab their guy so late in the second round. Jacob vents about what hats the draftees wear on stage, and we break down the enormity of the preparation Popovich’s experience potentially brings to Wembanyama’s career.