The 2022 NBA Summer League begins Thursday, July 7, and the Nets open their schedule the following day. Each of the league’s 30 teams is participating with a four-game schedule that runs through July 15. After that, the top two teams play in the championship game on July 17, with teams selected on win percentage and with a variety of tiebreakers in reserve. The remaining 28 teams will play a consolation game on either July 16 or 17, with fixtures determined by factors such as team rivalries and broadcast and scheduling considerations.
Here’s what’s available for the Nets in Las Vegas, with game times listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
Friday, July 8 at Bucks, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Milwaukee’s rookie class is led by 6-6 swingman MarJon Beauchamp, who was drafted 24th overall. Beauchamp played high school ball for former NBA player Brandon Roy in Seattle and averaged 15.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 12 games with the G League Ignite team last season. The Bucks also added Missouri Valley Conference player of the year AJ Green in a two-way deal. The 6-4 guard averaged 18.8 points in Northern Iowa last season. Milwaukee’s Summer League roster could also include 2021 sophomore Sandro Mamukelashvili, who appeared in 41 games for the Bucks last season. In 15 G-League games, he averaged 20.6 points and 10.5 rebounds, shot 53.9 percent overall and 40.7 percent from 3-point range.
Sunday, July 10 vs. Sixers, 3:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
The Sixers aren’t draft class after dropping their first-round draft picker to Memphis for DeAnthony Melton, but they added St. Johns swingman Julian Champagnie in a two-way deal. So their roster is heavily influenced by last year’s rookies: first-rounder Jaden Springer and second-rounders Filip Petrusev and Charles Bassey. They had Myles Powell on a two-way last year, so he, Springer and Bassey all had NBA minutes with the Sixers, as did 2020 runner-up Paul Reed. Cassius Winston has been on a two-way with Washington for the past two seasons.
Tuesday, July 12 vs. Grizzlies, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
The Grizzlies were busy draft night with two first-rounders in Jake LaRavia and David Roddy and two second-rounders in Vince Williams Jr. and Kennedy Chandler, so they will have a strong rookie presence. LaRavia teamed up with Brooklyn signee Alondes Williams last year to fuel Wake Forest’s breakout season while Roddy was Colorado State’s Mountain West Player of the Year. The Grizzlies are also bringing in two players who have contributed at the NBA level. Xavier Tillman has played 112 games after being picked in the second round in 2020, while forward Ziaire Williams started 31 games as a rookie last year after being drafted 10th overall.
Thursday, July 14 at Timberwolves, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Minnesota’s Summer League roster is led by three draft picks. Forward Wendell Moore was number 26 after playing three years at Duke and averaging 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists. There are two second-round players who are young: forward Josh Minott played a season in Memphis and Matteo Spagnolo is a 19-year-old guard from Italy who has been playing for professional clubs since he was 14.