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NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Heat: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Heat: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

The Washington Wizards continue their 2017 Summer League schedule in Las Vegas against the Miami Heat on Wednesday evening.

Here is all you need to know: TV and live stream info tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

Where: Cox Pavilion
Tip-off: 6 p.m.
TV: NBATV
Live stream: NBA.com and WatchESPN.com

[RELATED: Wizards summer league games: Schedule, times and TV info]

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19 Jared Cunningham, G, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

50 Ike Diogu, F, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

64 Jasonn Hannibal, C, Victoria Roadrunners (2015-16, Mexico)

4 Danuel House, F, Washington Wizards

30 Kris Jenkins, F, Villanova

15 Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan

9 Sheldon Mac, G, Washington Wizards

1 Chris McCullough, F, Washington Wizards

32 Daniel Ochefu, C, Washington Wizards

8 Kevin Pangos, G, Zalgiris Kuaunus (Lithuania)

81 Jaleel Roberts, C, Salt Lake City Stars (G-League)

40 Devin Robinson, F, Florida

21 Jalen Ross, G, Hartford

24 Rayshawn Simmons, G, BK Prostejov (Czech Republic)

18 Maalik Wayns, G, Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)

34 Michael Young, F, Pittsburgh

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Ochefu has been leading the way on both ends of the floor for the Wizards. But last game Keene woke up and got hot on offense. Keep an eye out for Robinson and Young, two talented young players who have yet to find their shooting stroke.

[RELATED: Michael Young's personal connection to Wizards made his decision easy]

HEAT

13 Bam Adebayo, C, Kentucky

16 Zach Auguste, F, Notre Dame

53 Gian Clavell, G, Colorado State

20 A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue

57 Zak Irvin, F, Michigan

12 Trey McKinney Jones, G, Miami

61 Eric Mika, C, BYU

58 Lamond Murray, G, Pepperdine

52 Jake Odum, G, Indiana State

62 Norvel Pelle, F, Delaware 87ers (G-League)

50 London Perrantes, G, Virginia

51 Justin Robinson, G, Monmouth

59 Sebastian Saiz, C, Ole Miss

64 Shavon Shields, F, Nebraska

15 Okaro White, F, Florida State

54 Matt Williams, G, UCF

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Adebayo, the Heat's first round pick, has been a standout in Vegas with 17.5 points per game (5th in Summer League) and 8.3 rebounds (3rd). He is also averaged 2.3 blocks and a steal per game. Perrantes, a former University of Virginia star, is second on Miami with 11.3 points per game.

[RELATED: Wizards' Summer League roster includes some interesting backstories]

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hugheswas joined by Nick Ashooh to break down the fallout from the trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan.

They looked at what it means for the Wizards and the East, as well as the Lakers and LeBron. Plus, they took fan questions, many of which centered on Kevin Love and the possibility of a trade to Washington.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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Jeff Green hopes NBA Finals experience with Cavs can rub off on Wizards

Jeff Green hopes NBA Finals experience with Cavs can rub off on Wizards

Jeff Green's basketball résumé got a significant boost this spring and summer as his Cleveland Cavaliers marched all the way to the NBA Finals before they were swept by the Golden State Warriors. It was Green's first time going past the second round of the playoffs and the experience, he says, was invaluable.

Green has come about as close to winning a championship without actually winning one and he certainly hopes to get back in that position. Green believes his new team, the Washington Wizards, have the tools to make a deep playoff run and it's one of the reasons why he signed a free agent deal to join them.

"Being there last year myself with Cleveland, I know it takes a lot. It takes a lot of pieces. I feel like this team has them," he said. "We can get back to that point. When I got the call, I felt like it was the best opportunity for myself to get there."

The Wizards' franchise has not been past the second round of the playoffs since 1979, when they were known as the Bullets. That was before anyone on their roster was born.

But Green pointed to the open Eastern Conference and the talent on the roster as reasons to believe they can accomplish some things that they haven't in decades. They may be capable, but putting it all together is easier said than done.

Green hopes to be one of the glue guys necessary for the Wizards to reach their potential, in part by sharing the lessons he learned.

"Never take it for granted. There are a lot of greats that have never been there," he said. "Getting to the Finals and being part of that was beyond amazing. With the experience and seeing what it took, I can bring that here and get everybody on the same page of knowing what it takes and the sacrifices that you have to do to get to that point."

Green over and over mentioned how it takes a collective effort to go to the conference finals and beyond, but he did show some self-awareness and a sense of humor about his own experience in Cleveland. All teams are different and the one he just left was a unique situation.

"You can’t get there individually. I mean, you can, we did last year. I mean, LeBron [James] carried us all the way there," he joked. "But there’s only one LeBron, but to get there you have to have team unity. You all have to be on the same page and sacrifice to make sure you’re doing what it takes to get the team there. I think that’s the biggest key. It’s not an individual thing… unless you’re LeBron."

If the Wizards are to reach their goals and go to the conference finals or the NBA Finals, they will have to do it differently than the Cavaliers did. They do not have a player on the level of James who can do much of it by himself. But Green said the process of imparting his wisdom has already started.

"I talked to John [Wall]," Green said. "Knowing that he wants to get to the Finals, I was just picking his brain and what he thinks is needed to get there. And me sharing my experience of getting to the Finals and what it takes."

The Wizards have reached a point as an organization where they have the urgency to reach new heights. Green believes he can help them get there.

Listen to our full interview with Jeff Green on the Wizards Tipoff Podcast:

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