Livio Jean-Charles Rumors
Livio Jean-Charles recently gave an interview to French site BeBasket and while his answers were by no means scandalous, there are some great nuggets there. For starters, Livio states that he doesn’t know whether he is a small forward or a power forward and he and his coach will try to develop his game to be able to play both positions, which I consider great news. He also mentions that he wouldn’t be too thrilled to play in the D-League, which is not great news. But the biggest takeaway from that interview has to be this paragraph: An assistant for the Spurs is by your side this season. What exactly is his role? Is it about your personal development? David was sent by the Spurs, and he will be present throughout the year. He is here to witness but also be involved with my season here. But I want to be clear, Peter Vincent is in charge of my evolution at ASVEL.
Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. “I have already talked with the Spurs” said Parker. “He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season” added Parker.
Rumor has it that the San Antonio Spurs are interested in selecting French forward Livio Jean-Charles and then stashing him overseas for at least one year. This wouldn’t be a surprise, since the Spurs have some of the best international scouts in the league and drafting Jean-Charles would give them one more open roster spot next season and allow the 19-year-old to develop before joining the team.