The 2019 NBA Summer Leagues kicks off July 5 in Las Vegas and NBA fans will get their first opportunities to see their squad's newest prospects take the floor at the professional level. The Wizards opted to select the first Japanese player in NBA History in Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, and he alongside last year's first round selection Troy Brown Jr. will hope to lead this year's Summer League Wizards' squad to a championship in the desert.
Here's the complete schedule for the Wizards Summer League:
New Orleans: 7/6 at 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN.
Brooklyn: 7/8 at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBATV.
L.A. Clippers: 7/9 at 11:30 p.m. ET, NBATV.
Atlanta: 7/11 at 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2.
Top 10 players to watch in 2019 NBA Summer League
Rui Hachimura, F, Washington Wizards: The Wizards' lottery selection, Rui Hachimura will get to show the fans in the nation's capital exactly what he was brought here to do in Las Vegas and in their first game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Hachimura previously matched up with Zion Williamson in the Maui Invitational last November, where Hachimura's Gonzaga Bulldogs edged the Blue Devils, courtesy of his game-winning defensive stop.
Zion Williamson, F, New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson may have lost the game to Hachimura's Bulldogs, but it didn't make too much of an impact on his draft stock. The Pelicans' exciting young forward will surely sell out the gyms in Vegas, and will be the talk of the town.
Tacko Fall, C, Boston Celtics: The Celtics opted to sign the UCF big man to a deal Friday afternoon. Fall will be a fan-favorite in Las Vegas, and at 7'7', hopefully someone can get a good snapshot of him standing next to the team's 51st overall pick in Thursday's draft, LSU's Tremont Waters, who stands at 5'10'.
Fletcher Magee, G, Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks added the NCAA's all-time leading three point scorer from Wofford to their Summer League roster for some added firepower. As we saw in the NCAA Tournament, once he gets going, he's a hard man to stop.
Michael Porter Jr., F, Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr. was held out of the entire 2018-19 NBA Season to rehab and is now healthy and ready to show the fourteen teams that passed over him a year ago what they missed out on.
Mike Daum, F, Portland Trail Blazers: Mike 'The Dauminator' Daum may have not heard his name called on draft night, but the South Dakota State superstar will be joining the Blazers squad in Sin City.
R.J. Barrett, F, New York Knicks: R.J. Barrett will face off against his old Duke teammate when the Knicks take on Zion Williamson's Pelicans on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. It's not often that the day after the Fourth of July stacks up to Independence Day, but the two former Blue Devils are sure to put on a show.
Amir Hinton, G, New York Knicks: The nation's leading Division II scorer at Shaw University will have his chance to show that he can stack up with the best of the best.
DeAndre Hunter, F, Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks moved up to No. 4 to select the UVA star and should be a fun team to watch from here on out.
Mo Bamba, C, Orlando Magic: Injuries hampered the Magic's 2018 first round selection but the former Texas Longhorn will hopefully be able to suit up in Sin City.
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