Sixers Are Set To Compete In Both Summer Leagues
The Sixers are indeed in building block mode and one of the team’s top priorities is to add young talent to the roster. The team has an NBA leading seven draft picks (2 in the first round, 5 in the second round), in the upcoming NBA Draft.
With all that young talent, the Sixers will need outlets to evaluate where the players are and what steps need to follow to further develop their game.
With that in mind, the Sixers will be competing in both of the NBA’s Summer Leagues this year. The only other teams that will be taking place in both are the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets.
The Sixers typically play in the Southwest Airlines Pro Summer League and will do so again this year. The league is set to run from July 5th-11th at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility.
In addition, the Sixers will also take place in the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The tournament style league features preliminary games from July 11th-15th and a championship game on July 21st.
24 teams will be ascending upon Sin City for this league.
A busy summer for the Sixers will be exciting for fans. Sam Hinkie has already stated that the team expects the debut of Nerlens Noel this summer and we will get a chance to see perhaps two top ten prospects on the court as well.
It will be interesting to see whether or not Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, will take part in either league, but it would not be out of the question. The same can certainly be said for players like Hollis Thompson, Henry Sims and Tony Wroten.
With the expected influx of talent, the Sixers may actually be considered a contender (as odd as that sounds) at the Samsung League. It may be hard to get excited about NBA basketball in July, but the Sixers are in line to put a very interesting team on the court in not just one, but both of the NBA’s Summer Leagues.
Follow Ray on Twitter
Follow The Wooder Cooler on Twitter
LIKE The Wooder Cooler on Facebook
Posted on May 27, 2014, in 76ers, Ray Boyd and tagged 76ers, Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson, Las Vegas, michael carter-williams, NBA, nba draft, NBA Draft 2014, nerlens noel, Orlando, Sam Hinkie, Samsung NBA Summer League, sixers, Southwest Airlines Pro Summer League, tony wroten. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.