San Antonio Spurs: 2021 NBA Summer League roundup
The San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the NBA are set to kick off the 2021 Summer League beginning next Monday, August 8 at the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. Each NBA team is set to play five games while in town, with the championship game landing on August 17.
With the 2021 NBA Draft now behind us and free agency set to begin later tonight, a lot has been happening for the Spurs, and things will potentially be getting even more chaotic very soon. Most notably, in last week's draft, the Spurs selected Alabama guard Josh Primo, which caused a bit of a firestorm on social media. Seemingly, though, many have calmed down about the pick since then and are excited to see what Primo can do in the Summer League.
With the summer league being less than one week away, the Spurs finally released their full roster. Thankfully, both Primo and second-round pick Joe Wieskamp will have an opportunity to play along with last year's draft picks Devin Vassell and Tre Jones.
The roster does feature a few other notable names including former projected first overall pick Skal Labissiere, undrafted free agent Matt Mitchell, Justin Robinson (son of Spurs Hall-of-Famer David Robinson), and Kaleb Johnson, brother of Keldon Johnson. Several of these players will have the opportunity to earn themselves a full contract or two-way contract with the Spurs for when the 2021-'22 season begins.
How to watch the San Antonio Spurs in the 2021 NBA Summer League
The Spurs will play their first game of the Summer League on August 9 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, followed by the Chicago Bulls on the 10th, Charlotte Hornets on the 12th, and the Brooklyn Nets on the 15th. The team's fifth and final game will be scheduled after their first four games on August 16 or 17.
The Spurs' two latter games may present the biggest challenges as both teams are stacked with recent draft picks. The Charlotte Hornets' roster features James Bouknight, Kai Jones, JT Thor, and Scottie Lewis; while the Brooklyn Nets' roster will feature Cam Thomas, Day'Ron Sharpe, Kessler Edwards, and RaiQuan Gray.
Thankfully for Spurs fans, all Summer League games will be nationally televised, and all Spurs games will appear either on ESPNU or NBATV. The full schedule of games includes game times and the TV networks they'll each appear on.