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2018 NBA Summer League: Wizards vs. Mavs TV and live stream, what to watch

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2018 NBA Summer League: Wizards vs. Mavs TV and live stream, what to watch

First round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and the Washington Wizards take on Dennis Smith, Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on Friday night. Here is everything you need to know...

2018 SUMMER LEAGUE: WIZARDS VS. MAVERICKS

When: July 13, 6 p.m.
Where: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPNU
Live stream: WatchESPN.com

ROSTERS:

Wizards

G/F Troy Brown, Jr., Oregon, 6
C Thomas Bryant, Lakers, 13
G Sam Cassell, Jr., Halcones, 19
G Chris Chiozza, Florida, 33
F Carrick Felix, Melbourne United, 21
G Phil Goss, PAOK BC, 15
G Aaron Harrison, Mavericks, 42
C Alan Herndon, Wyoming, 40
G Tiwian Kendley, Morgan State, 35
C Doral Moore, Wake Forest, 24
F Ajdin Penava, Marshall, 17
F Devin Robinson, Wizards, 7
G Jalen Ross, KK Studen Mostar, 34
G Issuf Sanon, Olimpija Ljubjana, 44
G Philip Scrubb, Skyliners Frankfurt, 32
F Heng YiFeng, Guangzhou Long-Lions, 51

(position/name/last team/jersey number)

What to watch: This will be the Wizards' final game of the 2018 Summer League and their last chance to see Brown, Robinson and others before the two-month wait for training camp. It is the final time for many players to audition in live game action for G-League spots and training camp invites.

Brown and Robinson have been the two stars for the Wizards and will aim to finish strong. Brown is so far averaging 16.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Robinson has been lighting it up with 21.5 points (58% FG), 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

Sanon, the Wizards' second round pick, has yet to score a point through three games. Perhaps this is the time he breaks through. He definitely showed some promised in the Wizards' last game against the Clippers with more assertiveness off the dribble.

Mavericks

G Dennis Smith, Jr., Mavs, 1
F Johnathan Motley, Baylor, 6
F Dorian Finney-Smith, Mavs, 10
G Jalen Brunson, Villanova, 13
G Josh Adams, Wyoming, 14
F Jalen Jones, Texas A&M, 21
F Jacob Wiley, Eastern Wash., 24
G Phil Greene, St. John's, 35
F Kostas Antetokounmpo, Dayton, 37
F Duop Reath, LSU, 51
G Mitch Creek, Australia, 55
F Ray Spalding, Louisville, 56

What to watch: The big name for the Mavs is definitely Smith, who impressed in his rookie NBA season last year. He was the ninth overall pick last summer and has followed that up with a solid showing in Vegas of 12.0 points and 6.0 assists in 23.5 minutes per game.

The Mavs' 2018 first round pick Luka Doncic is not playing in the Summer League due to his workload in the Euro League this spring. But they do have one of their second round picks suiting up in Brunson. Brunson was the NCAA player of the year this past season for Villanova.

Antetokounmpo is of course the brother of NBA superstar Giannis, so keep an eye out for him. Also, Finney-Smith is an NBA veteran of two years and Spalding visited the Wizards for a workout.

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Doc Rivers explains what he learned from coaching his son, Austin

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Doc Rivers explains what he learned from coaching his son, Austin

The deal that sent Austin Rivers from the L.A. Clippers to the Washington Wizards this offseason was no ordinary NBA trade. Rivers was traded from the team coached by his father and that added an element no one had experienced before.

The Rivers family were the first father-and-son combination of coach and player in NBA history. Austin spoke in detail about his side of things after joining Washington, saying it was time for a fresh start to further his career. Doc opened up about it recently at Coaching U, a summer program that develops coaches from around the country.

Doc explained what he learned from coaching his son that can be applied to coaching any team in any sport. His takeaways give a fascinating look into a situation that was truly unique to the NBA.

Watch the video right here:

One quote that stands out in his speech was about supporting players.

"The one thing Austin could do when he showed up for a game, what did he know? He knew the coaches, or the head coach had his back because the head coach was his dad. And so, if you're coaching your team and you can get every single player on your team to have that feeling, you're going to be successful."

For more on Austin's perspective, read this story from his introductory press conference in July.

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Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

The Wizards released their 2018-19 five-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and it looks quite a bit like last year's did.

Once again, they will play the New York Knicks twice, once at home and once on the road. And once again, they will host the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

It all begins on Oct. 1 when the Wizards host the Knicks. Three of their five preseason games will be played at Capital One Arena.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

10/1 vs. Knicks

10/5 vs. Heat

10/8 at Knicks

10/10 at Pistons

10/12 vs. Guangzhou Long-Lions

The preseason schedule release comes on the heels of the full 82-game regular season reveal. That came out last week. You can see it here.

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