The Philadelphia 76ers will be competing in the Samsung NBA Summer League (a.k.a. Las Vegas Summer League) for the second year in a row, and the league announced their schedule Tuesday. They'll be playing in three preliminary round games from July 10-14, and then at least two playoff games. The festivities conclude with the championship game on July 20.
Here's what their schedule looks like. All times are in Pacific, so make sure to account for that three hour difference.
July 11: Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles Lakers (5:30 p.m.)
July 12: Philadelphia vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m.)
July 14: Philadelphia vs. New York Knicks (2:30 p.m.)
Pretty nice schedule for the Sixers. They'll be facing off against the second and fourth overall pick, as well as Boston's top pick. I imagine the Lakers will also showcase last year's top pick Julius Randle, who broke his leg and missed his entire rookie season.
For the Sixers, their top pick as well as their second round selections seem like locks to play in Las Vegas. 2014 second round pick Jordan McRae is also a good bet to be playing as well. He averaged 21 points on 50% shooting from the floor in four summer league games last season.
According to Keith Pompey, former Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson also sounds like he'll be joining the summer Sixers, but there's no indication of whether Jackson will be playing in Utah or Las Vegas. I imagine the Vegas native will play in both leagues, as I'm sure the Sixers front office will want to give him a hard look.
Jackson tore his achilles in the first game of the Orlando Pro Summer League with the Sixers last season, and has spent the past year rehabbing.
Before Las Vegas Summer League starts up, Philadelphia will be competing in the Utah Jazz's Rocky Mountain ReVue from July 6-9.