Williamson, Barrett may meet in Summer League opener

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 22, 2019 07:35 AM
Williamson, Barrett may meet in Summer League opener
Duke's Zion Williamson, left, and RJ Barrett speak before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to potentially make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another.

The NBA said Friday (Saturday, PHL time) that Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans will face off against Barrett and the New York Knicks on July 5 (July 6, PHL time), the first day of the league’s annual summer showcase at UNLV. Williamson was the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) draft, and Barrett was selected No. 3 overall.

Another marquee matchup awaits Williamson on July 6 (July 7, PHL time), when the Pelicans take on the Washington Wizards and No. 9 selection Rui Hachimura — the first Japanese-born player to be taken in the first round of the NBA draft.

All 30 NBA teams will be participating in Las Vegas, along with the Chinese and Croatian national teams. China will play the Miami Heat on July 5 (July 6, PHL time), the Sacramento Kings on July 6 (July 7, PHL time), the Charlotte Hornets on July 8 (July 9, PHL time) and the Milwaukee Bucks on July 10 (July 11, PHL time). Croatia takes on the Detroit Pistons on July 5 (July 6, PHL time), the Brooklyn Nets on July 7 (July 8, PHL time), the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 9 (July 9, PHL time) and the Dallas Mavericks on July 10 (July 11, PHL time).

Every team is guaranteed five games, with eight teams making the playoffs. Quarterfinals are on July 13 (July 14, PHL time), semifinals on July 14 (July 15, PHL time) and the title game on July 15 (July 16, PHL time).

There are summer leagues again this year in Salt Lake City and Sacramento as well, both of those four-team events beginning July 1 (July 2, PHL time). No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies will take part in the Utah event before coming to Las Vegas.

Last year’s summer league in Las Vegas set records for attendance, viewership and online traffic across the NBA’s social and digital platforms.

Below is the complete schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019:

All times listed are Eastern

Friday, July 5

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Croatia vs. Detroit (NBA TV)
5 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Minnesota (NBA TV)
7 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Dallas (NBA TV)
9 p.m. – Golden State vs. Charlotte (NBA TV)
11 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Orlando (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – China vs. Miami (ESPNU)
7:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN)
9:30 p.m. – New Orleans vs. New York (ESPN)
11:30 p.m. – Denver vs. Phoenix (ESPN)

Saturday, July 6

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Utah vs. Oklahoma City (NBA TV)
5 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Atlanta (NBA TV)
7 p.m. – Indiana vs. Memphis (NBA TV)
9 p.m. – Houston vs. Dallas (NBA TV)
11 p.m. – China vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Detroit vs. Portland (ESPNU)
5:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Boston (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers (ESPNU)
10 p.m. – Washington vs. New Orleans (ESPN)
12 a.m. – Golden State vs. Toronto (ESPN)

Sunday, July 7

Cox Pavilion

4 p.m. – Croatia vs. Brooklyn (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Orlando vs. Denver (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Miami vs. Utah (NBA TV)
10 p.m. – Portland vs. Houston (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Charlotte vs. San Antonio (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Minnesota (ESPN2)
7:30 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Chicago (ESPN)
9:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. New York (ESPN)
11:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Memphis (ESPN2)

Monday, July 8

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Oklahoma City (ESPNU)
5 p.m. – Detroit vs. Indiana (ESPNU)
7 p.m. – Toronto vs. Milwaukee (ESPNU)
9 p.m. – Minnesota vs. San Antonio (ESPNU)
11 p.m. – Charlotte vs. China (ESPNU)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)
5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Washington (NBA TV)
7:30 p.m. – Boston vs. Cleveland (NBA TV)
9:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)
11:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State (NBA TV)

Tuesday, July 9

Cox Pavilion

4 p.m. – Orlando vs. Miami (ESPN2)
6 p.m. – Utah vs. Portland (ESPN2)
8 p.m. – Boston vs. Denver (ESPN2)
10 p.m. – Houston vs. Sacramento (ESPN2)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Croatia (NBA TV)
5:30 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Indiana (NBA TV)
7:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Phoenix (NBA TV)
9:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. New York (NBA TV)
11:30 p.m. – Washington vs. LA Clippers (NBA TV)

Wednesday, July 10

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Detroit vs. Philadelphia (NBA TV)
5 p.m. – Chicago vs. Charlotte (NBA TV)
7 p.m. – Miami vs. Minnesota (NBA TV)
9 p.m. – Phoenix vs. San Antonio (NBA TV)
11 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. China (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Croatia (ESPNU)
5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Orlando (ESPNU)
7:30 p.m. – New Orleans vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
9:30 p.m. – New York vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN2)
11:30 p.m. – Denver vs. Golden State (ESPNU)

Thursday, July 11

Cox Pavilion

6 p.m. – Indiana vs. Toronto (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Portland (NBA TV)
10 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack

6:30 p.m. – Washington vs. Atlanta (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m. – Houston vs. Utah (ESPNU)
10:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Boston (ESPN2)

Friday, July 12 – Consolation

Consolation games will take place at the below times and locations:

Cox Pavilion: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack: 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, July 13 – Consolation and Quarterfinals

Consolation games will take place at the below times and locations:

Cox Pavilion: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Quarterfinal tournament games will take place at the below times and locations:

Thomas & Mack: 4:30 p.m. (ESPN), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sunday, July 14 – Semifinals

Semifinal tournament games will take place at the below times and locations:

Thomas & Mack: 6 p.m. (ESPN2) and 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Monday, July 15 – Championship

Thomas & Mack: 9 p.m. (ESPN)

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