A look at the five former Hoosiers participating in the NBA Summer League

  • 07/05/2017 9:45 am in

The Utah and Orlando NBA summer leagues have already tipped off and the Vegas Summer League begins Friday.

Several former Hoosiers are participating and here’s a rundown of when you can catch each of them in action on NBA TV and the ESPN family of networks:

· James Blackmon Jr., Philadelphia (Utah and Vegas Summer Leagues): Blackmon Jr. didn’t play in Philadelphia’s first game in Utah, but it was a scheduled night off as the 76ers are only going to play nine or ten players per game. Expect Blackmon Jr. to make his summer league debut tonight on NBA TV at 9 p.m. ET as Philadelphia takes on Utah.

Schedule: In Utah – Wednesday, July 5 vs. Utah (9 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Thursday, July 6 vs. San Antonio (7 p.m. ET, NBA TV). In Vegas – Saturday, July 8 vs. Golden State (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Saturday, July 9 vs. San Antonio (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), Tuesday, July 11 vs. Boston (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

· Yogi Ferrell, Dallas (Vegas Summer League): Ferrell’s team option for next season was recently picked up by the Mavericks and he’ll be in Vegas along with lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr.

Schedule: Saturday, July 8 vs. Chicago (4:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Sunday, July 9 vs. Phoenix (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Tuesday, July 11 vs. Miami (8 p.m. ET, NBA TV)

· Troy Williams, Houston (Vegas Summer League): Williams has an opportunity to stick in Houston next season as the Rockets need to fill roster spots following their trade for Chris Paul. He’ll get his chance to make a strong impression beginning Friday night.

Schedule: Friday, July 7 vs. Denver (10 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Saturday, July 8 vs. Cleveland (10 p.m. ET, ESPNU), Monday, July 10 vs. Phoenix (6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)

· Thomas Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (Vegas Summer League): As a second round pick, Bryant doesn’t have a guaranteed contract in Los Angeles. But the Lakers recently waived Tarik Black, which could open a spot up for Bryant if he plays well this summer and in the fall in training camp.

Schedule: Friday, July 7 vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Saturday, July 8 vs. Boston (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Monday, July 10 vs. Sacramento (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)

· Will Sheehey, Toronto (Vegas Summer League): Sheehey played with Toronto’s Development League affiliate, Raptors 905, last season and will play in Vegas as well. OG Anunoby is also listed on the Raptors roster, but will not play due to injury.

Schedule: Friday, July 7 vs. New Orleans (6 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Saturday, July 8 vs. Minnesota (6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV), Monday, July 10 vs. Denver (8 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

You can access the full NBA Summer League schedule here.

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  • Outoftheloop

    The equation is pretty simple: 1) get an invitation to summer league > (no symbol for check); 2) get on the court for meaningful minutes 0; 3) play really well 0; 4) get lucky on trades, injuries, and management plans 0; 5) get invited to fall camp or be signed to a K. Yogi has all 5. Troy only needs 5). OG is all-OK. Thomas, James, and Will need 2-3-4-5. GO Hoosiers!

  • Brklynhoosier


  • WillThisUsernameWork

    Noah isn’t in summer leagues. Established players typically don’t play in the summer league. He’s started 97 games in the past 2 seasons and is avg almost 20 min a game. He averaged 25 min a game this postseason for Portland.

  • John D Murphy

    Went to the Monday 76ers/Celtics game in SLC. Disappointed James didn’t get to play. However it was a lot of fun to watch Fultz, Tatum, and (Jazz 1st round pick) Donovan Mitchell play.

  • John D Murphy

    All true. Most of the postseason minutes were due to injury though. He didn’t play very well. This is a pivotal year for NV if he wants to get paid.

  • Brklynhoosier

    Yeah, that was my thinking. This is a pivotal year for him. (That said, imagine that at his size he’ll play as long as he’s healthy, even if his O game never develops.)

  • John D Murphy

    I’m sure he’ll get another contract but the difference between a 2 yr $7 M contract and 4 yr $50 M could be at stake this season. Just think how much money Otto Porter made himself last season.

  • John D Murphy

    Think TB has #4 in his favor. I think if he is even marginally productive in summer then fall they will take a chance on him (1 or 2 yr deal). I think the Lakers are big on changing the culture of their locker room as a backbone to winning and TB fits what they are trying to do as well as having some intriguing possibilities.

  • Brklynhoosier

    True. Of course from MY perspective, a 2 yr $7M contract sounds… pretty damn good!…

  • stuart j fultz

    Agreed on this being a pivotal year for Noah. He’s shown flashes of being a solid player, he’s posted a few double-double’s here and there. He seems to be a really nice kid and i’ve wondered if he struggles a little with turning that “killer instinct” on. I know he’s not overly athletic but when he’s on he can be a formidable player. I think this is a kid who really could’ve benefited from another year of school, I know we could’ve benefited from him in 2015!! Go Hoooooooosiers!!!!

  • stuart j fultz

    I sure would like to see Will Sheehey on an NBA roster. I always liked what he brought to the court, just a tough nosed player. I’ve noticed he’s improving his shot too. Good luck to you Will!!! Go Hooooooosiers!!!!

  • John D Murphy

    JBJ did alright last night but probably not enough to get a fall camp invite.