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Las Vegas NBA Summer League Primer: Schedule, How to Watch, and More!

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The stage is set for 30 NBA teams to clash in Vegas. A number of former Wildcats are in the field.

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For the first time ever, all 30 teams are participating in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. It’s an opportunity for young players and rookies to prove themselves, and it’s also the first chance for NBA fans to get a glimpse of some of these players in action.

Play begins on Friday, July 6 and will run until Tuesday, July 17—with playoffs and a championship game in between.

Four of the Wildcats’ recent draftees—Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Jalen Brunson, and Omari Spellman—are expected to play. Three more alumni are also in it: Ryan Arcidiacono, Daniel Ochefu, and Kris Jenkins.

Villanova Player List

Player Team
Player Team
Omari Spellman Atlanta Hawks
Daniel Ochefu New York Knicks
Kris Jenkins San Antonio Spurs
Mikal Bridges Phoenix Suns
Jalen Brunson Dallas Mavericks
Donte DiVincenzo Milwaukee Bucks
Ryan Arcidiacono Chicago Bulls
Josh Hart Los Angeles Lakers

Every team will get to play three games, before being seeded for the playoffs. Last year, Hart and his Lakers won the league, beating the Portland Trail Blazers in the final. Here are the Summer League games that feature some Villanova Wildcats.

2018 Summer League Schedule

Date Time (ET) Team Opponent TV Featured Wildcats
Date Time (ET) Team Opponent TV Featured Wildcats
Friday, July 6 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks Detroit Pistons NBA TV DiVincenzo (MIL)
Friday, July 6 9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns ESPN Brunson (DAL), Bridges (PHX)
Saturday, July 7 3:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs Indiana Pacers ESPN2 Jenkins (SA)
Saturday, July 7 5:30 p.m. New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks ESPN Ochefu (NYK), Spellman (ATL)
Saturday, July 7 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings ESPN Bridges (PHX)
Saturday, July 7 9:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN2 Arcidiacono (CHI)
Saturday, July 7 11:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers ESPN Hart (LA)
Sunday, July 8 3:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs Washington Wizards ESPN2 Jenkins (SA)
Sunday, July 8 5:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks Portland Trail Blazers ESPN2 Spellman (ATL)
Sunday, July 8 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks Milwaukee Bucks NBA TV Brunson (DAL), DiVincenzo (MIL)
Sunday, July 8 9 p.m. New York Knicks Utah Jazz NBA TV Ochefu (NYK)
Sunday, July 8 11:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers Chicago Bulls ESPN2 Hart (LA), Arcidiacono (CHI)
Monday, July 9 7:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors NBA TV Brunson (DAL)
Monday, July 9 9 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks Denver Nuggets ESPNU DiVincenzo (MIL)
Monday, July 9 9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns Orlando Magic NBA TV Bridges (PHX)
Tuesday, July 10 4 p.m. San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers NBA TV Jenkins (SA)
Tuesday, July 10 6 p.m. Atlanta Hawks Chicago Bulls NBA TV Spellman (ATL), Arcidiacono (CHI)
Tuesday, July 10 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks ESPN2 Hart (LA), Ochefu (NYK)