Former FSU Basketball Star Ruled Out for NBA Season By San Antonio Spurs

The former Seminole will be sidelined for the rest of the 2023-24 NBA season.
Devin Vassell, a former Florida State basketball player and current San Antonio Spur, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a stress response in his foot, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. He’s had multiple ailments in his NBA career, including arthroscopic surgery on his knee last year, but this is his first foot issue.

This season, Vassell averaged a career-high 19.5 PPG and 4.1 APG while shooting 47.2%. He also took part in 68 games, starting 62 of them. Vassell was careful to back up his significant contract extension he obtained previous offseason, as

the Spurs view him as a long-term fit with superstar rookie Victor Wembenyama. If they can find a more natural point guard to play alongside these two, they could become a player in the Western Conference within the next few years.

Former FSU Basketball Star Ruled Out for NBA Season By San Antonio Spurs
Despite Vassell’s improvements, the Spurs weren’t that great this season, currently sitting at just 18-57 and in last place in the West. With only 7 games remaining, it’s unlikely they’ll surpass last year’s 22-60 record. It will still be seen as a positive season with Vassell’s continued progression and with Wembenyama somehow exceeding his lofty expectations. They’ll look to add some talent this offseason to help their climb.

Devin Vassell spent two seasons at Florida State, averaging 12.7 PPG and 5.1 RPG while shooting 49% from the floor and 41.9% from 3 his sophomore 2019-20 season. His productivity and potential as a 3-and-D wing led the Spurs to draft him with the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, where he has spent all four seasons of his career.

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