The San Antonio Spurs have just released their roster for the Las Vegas Summer League which runs from July 8 through July 18th.
The defending champions of the Las Vegas summer league are heading back looking to repeat as their roster was released today. Notable additions were Livio Jean-Charles and Davis Bertans. Becky Hammon has herself a squad that is fit to do damage during their time in Vegas.
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Spurs first round pick DeJounte Murray made his debut for the Spurs in Utah on Thursday and he impressed. Murray added 21 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), including an emphatic alley-up from Kyle Anderson late in the game, to go with five rebounds, an assist, and a steal in just under 25 minutes.
Anderson had himself performances through-out the Utah summer league that showed great promise for the Spurs. In 30 minutes of play, Anderson finished with a team-high 23 points (9-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and a block.
Though Anderson, Murray and Jonathon Simmons will be getting a lot of attention, eyes will also be on international players Livio Jean-Charles and Davis Bertans. Charles and Bertans have been playing overseas to improve on their games and they will in fact bring athletic ability and shooting on the perimeter for San Antonio.
If your not familiar with the Las Vegas summer league here is some information from NBA.com.
ESPN and NBA TV will provide non-stop coverage starting on opening day, which will feature six games and begin with the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m. ET. Seven of the top 10 selections in NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm are scheduled to make their Samsung NBA Summer League debut on July 8, a slate that includes four teams that competed in the 2016 NBA postseason — the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors.
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The second day of action will have an additional eight games, including the potential first-ever game between the first and second selections in NBA Draft 2016 when the Sixers and Lakers face off at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center (ESPN2/ESPN3). The day will wrap up with an ESPN2 contest between the reigning NBA Summer League Champion San Antonio Spurs and NBA Finalist Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET. In all, 13 of the top 14 players selected in NBA Draft 2016 are scheduled to play in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Summer League is the staple of them all. A tournament that lasts 10 days and is filled with alot of action, it has long served as the launch pad for future NBA stars. Many of the stars today that are in the league played at this tournament. Two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, NBA Rookies of the Year: Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-16 winner) and Andrew Wiggins (2014-15) of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Top prospects from last month’s NBA Draft: Dragan Bender, Jaylen Brown, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray and the overall No. 1 pick Ben Simmons will also be in action.
Hammon and the Spurs open their quest for another title against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 PM (Pacific).