NBA Summer League kicked off this week, as Michigan basketball fans should recognize more than a few players showcasing their talents this month.
There will be 10 Wolverines at Summer League, including Charles Matthews for the Philadelphia 76ers, who was accidentally left out of the tweet from Michigan men’s basketball.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) August 3, 2021
〽️ takes over @NBASummerLeague
Derrick Walton Jr
Chaundee Brown Jr
Jordan Poole#GoBlue 〽️ #ForCompetitorsOnly pic.twitter.com/XEvGB6uIZg
Chaundee Brown and Zavier Simpson have their first two games under their belt, as they faced off with the Miami Heat and the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento earlier this week.
After starting against the Heat and finishing with 7 points and 3 rebounds in 23 minutes, Brown looked more comfortable against the Kings, finishing with 12 points and 4 boards on 50 percent shooting off the bench,
As a good defender who doesn’t just rely on catch-and-shoot threes to score, Brown showed why he can make it onto a roster and can carve out a role for himself in the NBA.
Simpson, who didn’t play much over the Lakers’ first two Summer League games, got a shoutout from his former coach, as Juwan Howard loved to see him create shots for his teammates.
See that didn’t take long. Check out X! On time … On target … ASSIST!— Juwan Howard (@JuwanHoward) August 4, 2021
Let’s Go! pic.twitter.com/qEIhkmk4XY
Poole didn’t dress for either of the Warriors’ Summer League games, but showed signs of maturity from the bench, offering guidance to Golden State’s talented young players.
Jordan Poole’s spent portions of the game tonight behind the bench talking up Kuminga, Moody and Wiseman about what’s happening on the floor. He’s now the de facto veteran of the Warriors’ young core. pic.twitter.com/0PCidEP0xF— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) August 4, 2021
Many more Wolverines will be playing this week. Here is where you can find them in the Las Vegas Summer League before the final tournament starts on Monday, August 16 (excluding Isaiah Livers, who won’t play due to injury):
Franz Wagner, Ignas Brazdeikis and Jon Teske-Orlando Magic
Monday, August 9-Magic vs. Warriors (5 PM EST on NBATV)
Wednesday, August 11-Cavaiiers vs. Magic (3 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Thursday, August 12-Magic vs. Celtics (4 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Sunday, August 15-Magic vs. Rockets (5 PM EST on NBATV)
Chaundee Brown and Zavier Simpson-Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday, August 8- Lakers vs. Suns (7:30 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Wednesday, August 11- Knicks vs. Lakers (7 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Friday, August 13- Lakers vs. Clippers (7 PM EST on NBATV)
Saturday, August 14- Pistons vs. Lakers (7 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Mike Smith-Milwaukee Bucks
Monday, August 9- Clippers vs. Bucks (6 PM EST on ESPNU)
Wednesday, August 11- Bucks vs. Nets (1 PM EST on ESPN 2)
Friday, August 13 -Timberwolves vs. Bucks (1 PM EST on NBATV)
Sunday, August 15th- Bucks vs. Wizards (1 PM EST on NBATV)
Derrick Walton Jr.-Sacramento Kings
Monday, August 9- Hornets vs Kings (6 PM EST on NBATV)
Tuesday, August 10- Kings vs Wizards (10 PM EST on NBATV)
Friday, August 13- Grizzlies vs Kinds (9 PM EST on ESPNU)
Sunday, August 15- Mavericks vs Kings (3 PM EST on ESPN2)
Jordan Poole-Golden State Warriors
Monday, August 9- Magic vs Warriors (8 PM EST on NBATV)
Wednesday, August 11- Raptors vs Warriors (8 PM EST on ESPN2)
Friday, August 13- Warriors vs Thunder (7 PM EST on ESPN2)
Sunday, August 15- Warriors vs Pelicans (9 PM on ESPN2)
Charles Matthews-Philadelphia 76ers
Monday, August 9- Mavericks vs 76ers (4 PM EST on NBATV)
Thursday, August 12- 76ers vs Hawks (9 PM EST on ESPN2)
Saturday, August 14- 76ers vs Celtics (5 PM EST on NBATV)
Sunday, August 15- Timberwolves vs 76ers (7 PM EST on ESPN 2)