Six former LSU basketball players will be in action on five different teams starting Friday in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League Tournament.
Second round draft pick Tremont Waters will be playing for the Boston Celtics, while Naz Reid, who signed a two-way contract immediately after the draft, will be playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team.
Brandon Sampson, who played 14 games for the Chicago Bulls as part of a two-way contract in the 2018-19 season, is now on the Golden State summer league team; and, Keith Hornsby, who has played the last three years for the Texas Legends of the G-League, will be on the roster for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Two Tigers, Josh Gray and Duop Reath, will play for the Brooklyn Nets summer league squad. Gray last played for the LG Sakers of South Korea, while Reath has played last year for the KK FMP team in Serbia.
Each team will play four games between Friday and July 11 with the top teams advancing to a single elimination tournament. Those teams not advancing will have one more consolation contest.
The games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks and NBA-TV. Here is the preliminary round games for the opening round (Times CDT):
Boston Celtics (Tremont Waters)
July 6 – vs. Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
July 8 – vs. Cleveland, 6:30 p.m., NBA-TV
July 9 – vs. Denver, 7 p.m., ESPN2
July 11 – vs. Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Brooklyn Nets (Josh Gray, Duop Reath)
July 5 – vs. Dallas, 6 p.m., NBA-TV
July 7 – vs. Croatia, 3 p.m., NBA-TV
July 8 – vs. Washington, 4:30 p.m., NBA-TV
July 10 – vs. Orlando, 4:30 p.m., ESPNU
Golden State Warriors (Brandon Sampson)
July 5 – vs. Charlotte, 8 p.m., NBA-TV
July 7 – vs. Toronto, 11 a.m., ESPN
July 8 – vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m., NBA-TV
July 10 – vs. Denver, 10:30 p.m., ESPNU
Minnesota Timberwolves (Naz Reid)
July 5 – vs. Cleveland, 4 p.m., NBA-TV
July 7 – vs. Atlanta, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
July 8 – vs. Milwaukee, 8 p.m., ESPNU
July 10 – vs. Miami, 6 p.m., NBA-TV
Portland Trail Blazers (Keith Hornsby)
July 6 – vs. Detroit, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU
July 7 – vs. Houston, 9 p.m., NBA-TV
July 9 – vs. Utah, 5 p.m., ESPN2
July 11 – vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., NBA-TV
(Release Provided by LSU Athletics)