The Washington Wizards kicked off Summer League action with a solid 88-73 win on Saturday over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Now, they face a quick turnaround as they get ready to take on the Atlanta Hawks, who also come into Sunday’s 1-0 after beating the Rockets 83-78 on Thursday night.
A win for either team will go a long way to helping their chances of getting a first-round bye in the Summer League tournament, which starts later this week.
When: Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 pm EST
Where: Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Fans in the Washington D.C. area can watch the game live on CSN Mid-Atlantic. The game can also be streamed on ESPN3, along with every other Summer League game.
Notable players on Atlanta’s roster
- DeAndre Bembry - The Hawks to Bembry with the 21st overall pick in the draft last month. He has an interesting mix of skills that should work well once he gets integrated in Atlanta’s system. He’ll probably be the one tasked with trying to slow down Kelly Oubre.
- Isaia Cordinier - The Hawks took the Frenchman with the 44th overall pick last month and they intend to stash him in Europe next season, so he may not factor in much on this year’s Summer League team, but he has an interesting skillset that could be useful if he’s ready to handle NBA-level athleticism.
- Lamar Patterson - Patterson’s contract is unguaranteed for the 2016-17 season, so he really needs to have a good performance in Las Vegas to solidify his spot on the roster for next season.
- Taurean Prince - The Hawks traded Jeff Teague for the chance to draft Prince with the 12th overall pick last month. However, due some of the logistics of the trade, he wasn’t able to play in Thursday’s game. Assuming he’s able to play Sunday afternoon, he should be able to adjust quickly because he understands how rebounding works.
- Edy Tavares - The 7’3 center is going to make it hard for the Wizards to attack the paint. Washington’s ball movement and outside shooting will really need to be on point to create good scoring opportunities.