The NBA Summer League begins in earnest on Friday in Las Vegas.
Games will run through Thursday, with “postseason” games taking place July 12-15. Several teams, including the Sacramento Kings, have already got a taste of Summer League play in the California Classic and the Salt Lake City Summer League.
The Virginia basketball program will be well-represented in the Las Vegas Summer League, with at least four former Cavaliers competing. That number could grow to six this weekend, when NBA trades can be finalized and De’Andre Hunter (Atlanta Hawks) and Ty Jerome (Phoenix Suns) can officially join their teams.
Here is a look at the former Cavaliers competing in Las Vegas.
Team: Sacramento Kings
Height, weight: 6-2, 170
Most recently: Guy, who helped Virginia win its first national championship in program history in April, averaged 12.3 points per game for the Kings during the three-game California Classic in Sacramento. Guy hit nine 3-pointers over the three games.
Kings teammates of note: Bryce Brown (former Auburn guard), Justin James (former Wyoming guard).
Kings’ Summer League schedule: Saturday, vs. China, 11 p.m. (NBA TV); Monday, vs. Dallas Mavericks, 3:30 p.m. (NBA TV); Tuesday, vs. Houston Rockets, 10 p.m. (ESPN2); Thursday, vs. L.A. Clippers 10 p.m. (NBA TV).
Team: Phoenix Suns
Height, weight: 6-10, 250
Most recently: Salt started 29 games for Virginia during its national championship season, averaging 3.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. The Auckland, New Zealand native said after the season that he planned to hire an agent and pursue a professional career. Salt was not selected in the NBA Draft, but agreed to a deal to play with the Suns’ Summer League team.
Suns teammates of note: Jared Harper (former Auburn guard), Tariq Owens (former Texas Tech forward), Justin Tillman (former VCU forward).
Suns’ Summer League schedule: Friday, vs. Denver Nuggets, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN); Sunday, vs. New York Knicks, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN); Tuesday, vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV); Wednesday, vs. San Antonio Spurs, 9 p.m. (NBA TV).
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Height, weight: 6-2, 190
Most recently: Perrantes played for Cholet Basket in the French League this past season, averaging 12.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Pelicans teammates of note: Zion Williamson (former Duke forward), Aubrey Dawkins (former UCF guard).
Pelicans’ Summer League schedule: Friday, vs. New York Knicks, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday, vs. Washington Wizards, 10 p.m. (ESPN); Monday, vs. Chicago Bulls, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV); Wednesday, vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2).
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Height, weight: 6-5, 215
Most recently: Hall played for Cairns Taipans in the National Basketball League in Australia. In 28 games, Hall averaged 9.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2-5 assists per game. Following the NBL season, Hall joined the Thunder’s G League team, the Oklahoma City Blue. In 10 regular season games, he averaged 7.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Thunder teammates of note: Donte Grantham (former Clemson forward), Hamidou Diallo (former Kentucky guard).
Thunder Summer League schedule: Saturday, vs. Utah Jazz, 3 p.m. (NBA TV), Monday, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 3 p.m. (ESPNU), Tuesday, vs. Croatia, 3:30 p.m. (NBA TV), Thursday, vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 8 p.m. (NBA TV).