When the Chicago Bulls take the floor for Summer League 2021 in Las Vegas, Patrick Williams will be with the team.
So, too, will 2020 second-round pick Marko Simonović, 2021 second-round pick Ayo Dosunmu and 2020 undrafted free agent Devon Dotson.
Those are just four headliners that appeared on the roster for the nine-day, 30-team exhibition, which the Bulls announced Wednesday morning.
Coaching the team will be Bulls assistant coach, and former Windy City Bulls head coach, Damian Cotter.
Other notable names on the roster include 2020 36th overall pick Tyler Bey, a 6-foot-7 wing from Colorado, former Clippers and Wizards guard Jerome Robinson, ex-Hawks and Warriors big man Omari Spellman, and Simi Shittu, who turned heads with his play during the last year's Bulls preseason.
But Bulls fans' eyes will be most fixated on Williams. Last year's No. 4 overall pick had a promising but up-and-down rookie season, and said at his exit interview with reporters he was looking forward for the chance to compete in the showcase.
"Last year, I didn’t get a chance to play in Summer League, so I think this will be a really good experience for me," Williams said in May. "I’m excited about it. This summer is going to be huge for me and this organization."
How Simonović, who averaged 15.1 points and 9.1 rebounds for KK Mega Bemax of the Adriatic League last year, and Dosunmu's first foray into the NBA goes will be interesting to monitor as well. Both are expected to eventually sign with the Bulls for the 2021-22 season, and could very well be called upon to contribute.
Summer League this year runs from Aug. 9 - 17. A refresher on the Bulls' schedule:
- Aug. 9: vs. Pelicans, 2 p.m. CT on ESPN2
- Aug. 10: vs. Spurs, 7 p.m. CT on NBA TV
- Aug. 12: vs. Timberwolves, 3 p.m. CT on NBA TV
- Aug. 15: vs. Grizzlies, 9 p.m. CT on NBA TV