Victor Wembanyama, a French prodigy, appeared to rejoice during the NBA draft lottery for 2023
when it became clear that the Houston Rockets would not have the No. 1 pick in the first round, eliminating their chance to select him.
Jabari Smith Jr., a forward for the Rockets and the third overall pick in the 2022 draft, was one person who obviously paid attention.
Now that Smith is experiencing his own professional breakthrough, he should finally have the opportunity to face off against Wembanyama in the preseason rematch on Wednesday from San Antonio.
Due to scheduled maintenance, Wembanyama missed Monday's season opener, a 10-point Rockets victory.
On Friday, October 27, the Rockets and Spurs will also square off in the second game of the 2023–24 regular season,
making three games in 11 days between the two teams — all at the Frost Bank Center.
Here is our look at the broadcast information and potential starting lineups for the rematch on Wednesday in San Antonio.