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Spurs find running mate for Victor Wembanyama; Rockets stay at No. 3 and take Reed Sheppard | Sport

Spurs find running mate for Victor Wembanyama; Rockets stay at No. 3 and take Reed Sheppard | Sport
Spurs find running mate for Victor Wembanyama; Rockets stay at No. 3 and take Reed Sheppard | Sport

The San Antonio Spurs entered the NBA Draft with two picks in the top eight.

They decided to keep only one of them.

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