The NBA’s brief Summer League season starts on Saturday in Orlando. There are 10 teams playing games through July 8 and several have former Big Ten players on their rosters. Games will be played every day, with a “championship day” on July 8.
Here are the Big Ten players listed on Orlando summer league rosters on NBA.com.
Charlotte Hornets: Brandon Paul, Illinois; DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State; Sam Thompson, Ohio State.
Detroit Pistons: Derrick Nix, Michigan State.
Indiana Pacers: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan.
Los Angeles Clippers: Branden Dawson, Michigan State; Greg Stiemsma, Wisconsin; Diamond Stone, Maryland.
Saturday’s games include Oklahoma City vs. Dallas at 9 a.m. ET, Charlotte vs. Orlando White at 11 a.m., Indiana vs. Orlando Blue at 1 p.m., New York vs. Detroit at 3 p.m. and Miami vs. the LA Clippers at 5 p.m. All games are televisied on NBATV.
There are summer league games in Utah from Monday through Thursday. No rosters have been released yet for those four teams – Boston, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Utah – competing.
The final league is in Las Vegas. That’s the big one. It runs from July 8 through July 18 with 24 teams competing.