NBA basketball is back, well, sort of.
2019 Summer League action begins tonight, July 1st, with the Salt Lake City Classic and California Classic.
The Jazz, Spurs, Grizzlies and Cavaliers will play a round-robin tournament through Wednesday, July 3rd at Vivant Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The Kings, Warriors, Lakers and Heat will do the same at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center.
All 30 NBA teams plus China and Croatia will then descend on Las Vegas for the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, beginning July 5th. First-round pick Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards open their Summer League slate against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans on July 6th at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Here is everything you need to know about the Wizards' Summer League 2019 campaign.
Wizards' Summer League 2019 Schedule:
Saturday, July 6: New Orleans (10:00 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN)
Monday, July 8: Brooklyn (5:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)
Tuesday, July 9: Los Angeles Clippers (11:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)
Thursday, July 11: Atlanta (6:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN2)
How to watch Wizards Summer League 2019?
All games of this year's MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 will be aired live on broadcast TV.
All games of this year's Summer League can also be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
Live coverage of Wizards Summer League 2019 action starts Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET, on ESPN. Washington's Monday matchup with Brooklyn and Tuesday game against Los Angeles will both air live on NBATV. Wizards' Summer League 2019 play continues Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET against the Hawks on ESPN2.
Following these four games, any future consolation or playoff games that the Wizards play in will air live on NBATV, ESPNU, ESPN2 or ESPN and can all be streamed live via the WatchESPN app.
Wizards Summer League Opponents, Matchup:
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Game 1: Saturday, July 6: New Orleans (10:00 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN) [Stream via ESPN app]
– The No. 1 pick in this year's draft, Zion Williamson, will face the Wizards July 6th following his own Summer League debut the night before against RJ Barrett and the New York Knicks. The Pels' also feature No. 8 pick Jaxson Hayes, who won Big 12 Freshman of the Year in his lone season with the Longhorns, as well as No. 17 pick Nickeil Alexander-Walker – Justin Robinson's former teammate.
Game 2: Monday, July 8: Brooklyn (5:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV) [Stream via ESPN app]
– The Nets' starting center, Jarrett Allen, headlines Brooklyn's Summer League roster. The big man nearly averaged a double-double while recording 1.5 blocks per game last season. Another former Hokie, Ahmed Hill, will be on the squad along with former Georgetown SF Kaleb Johnson.
Game 3: Tuesday, July 9: Los Angeles Clippers (11:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV) [Stream via ESPN app]
– While the big-league club is trying to make a splash in free agency, the Clippers' Summer League roster isn't laiden with big names. Look for former Florida State stars Terrence Mann and Mfiondu Kabengele to make the biggest impact.
Game 4: Thursday, July 11: Atlanta (6:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN2) [Stream via ESPN app]
– Along with New Orleans, the Hawks had one of the best drafts of 2019 and Washington will see that firsthand on July 11th. Their Summer League roster has yet to be released, but No. 4 pick De'Andre Hunter and No. 10 pick Cam Reddish will be featured with possible appearances by rising NBA-sophomores Trae Young and John Collins.
Wizards Minicamp Roster:
- Noah Allen, G/F, Hawaii (Capital City Go-Go)
- Armoni Brooke, G, Houston (Undrafted)
- Elijah Brown, G/F, Oregon (Grand Rapids Drive)
- Troy Brown Jr., F, Oregon (Washington Wizards)
- Dontay Caruthers, G, Buffalo (Undrafted)
- Troy Caupain Jr., G, Cincinnati (Orlando Magic)
- Corey Davis, G, Houston (Undrafted)
- Dikembe Dixson, F, UIC (Capital City Go-Go)
- Kellen Dunham, G, Butler (Capital City Go-Go)
- John Egbunu, C, Florida (Undrafted)
- Rui Hachimura, F, Gonzaga (No. 9, 2019)
- Vince Hunter, F, UTEP (AEK Athens Greece)
- Garrison Mathews, G, Lipscomb (Undrafted)
- Tarik Phillip, G, Ukraine (Petrol Olimpija Ukraine)
- Justin Robinson, G, Virginia Tech (Undrafted, 2019)
- Issuf Sanon, G, Ukraine (No. 44, 2018)
- Admiral Schofield, F, Tennessee (No. 42, 2019)
- James Thompson IV, F/C, Eastern Michigan (Undrafted)
- Jeff Withey, C, Kansas (Lavrio B.C. Greece)
- Tony Wroten, G, Washington (BC Kalev-Cramo Estonia)