Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2004 NBA Draft, forward Viktor Sanikidze's rights were immediately traded to the San Antonio Spurs. Since then, he has yet to come to the NBA.
Viktor is currently leading Team Georgia at EuroBasket 2013 averaging 19 points per game but for Spurs fans, some wonder if he will ever come to San Antonio and bring his passion for the game.
In the video below, Spurs fans can really get to know Viktor and what makes him tick on and off the court. And if the video is any indication, it seems he has all the tools needed to come to the NBA and succeed.
With Italian team Montepaschi Siena in the Euroleague, he averaged 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and shot 53 percent in 17.5 minutes.
He shows a deft shooting stroke, excitement for the game, and everything needed to make it with the Spurs but the question still remains - will Viktor come to the NBA and join San Antonio or is he just another European prospect that will stay overseas?
Like his passion. Agree with how he looks. I'd want to see an official birth certificate. On the other hand, he does have some hops and throws down with two hands. I really, really do like his passion. Did I mention that?
Another European prospect that will stay overseas. It's been years since I've even been excited about this guy possibly coming to the Spurs. He looks like he's 60 years old, but seems like a solid player. At this point, I'm content tracking Davis Bertans, Adam Hanga, Ryan Richards (if he gets his head together) et al, because they are still young developing players.
@TrooperJoe73 While its true stranger things have happened, weren't there allegations that his stated age was possibly false and he's actually several years older? He definitely looks well beyond 27
@jaws3 Agreed on Viktor. I doubt he will ever come over now. He does look pretty old as well.