As they do every July, the Washington Wizards will have an entry in the Las Vegas Summer League. As for which actual members of the Wizards will participate, we likely won't know until June 25, the day of the NBA Draft.
The Wizards are among 24 teams set to compete in the Samsung NBA Summer League 2015 from July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.
Teams are guaranteed to play in at least five games, including three in the preliminary round. The event includes a tournament leading to a championship game.
Washington played six games last year thanks to reaching the semifinals. Glen Rice Jr. was selected as the tournament's MVP after leading all scorers with 25 points per game. Otto Porter was named to the first-team.
We knew those rising second-year players would be in Vegas. After limited play as rookies, Summer League provided an opportunity for not just playing time, but in a leading role. Porter kept his momentum going into a productive season. Rice ended up being waived early in the season.
Though some third-year players do participate in Las Vegas - Chris Singleton and Jan Vesely in 2013, for example -, there seems little reason to send Porter after he played heavy minutes throughout the postseason.
Seeing as there are not any other first or second year players on the roster, any players drafted become the headliners. Washington currently owns the 19th and 49 selections in next month's draft.
Specific opponents, dates and broadcast information will be announced at a later date. One of the 24 teams will be comprised of D-League players.