The rosters for the NBAs 10-team Orlando Summer League have been finalized and four former University of Kentucky players are expected to participate in the six-day event, which starts Saturday. Each team will play five games.
All of Saturdays games will be televised on NBA TV and online at NBA.com. Note that start times will be subject to change if earlier games last longer than the allotted two hours.
First up will be Marquis Teague, wholl be playing for the Brooklyn Nets against the Indiana Pacers at 9 a.m. ET.
Game 2 has the Miami Heat playing the Boston Celtics at 11 a.m. Boston drafted James Young with the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft, though his status for the event is in question.
Coach Brad Stevens said Thursday that Young, who hasnt yet fully practiced with the team, might be held out as he continues to recover from a neck injury he suffered during a minor, pre-draft car accident.
The Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel will make his long-awaited debut against the Orlando Magic in the third game of the day, which is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
Noel missed all of last season while recovering from an ACL injury.
DeAndre Liggins, a free agent suiting up for the Detroit Pistons, will play in the fourth game against the Houston Rockets at 3 p.m.
Saturdays final game Grizzlies vs. Thunder at 5 p.m. is the only one without an ex-Cat.
Wednesdays schedule is set up to possibly have former Cats playing against each other in two games. Noels Sixers play Teagues Nets and Youngs Celtics will face Liggins Pistons.
The final day of the event on July 11 will be a championship day with pairings to be determined.
The games in Orlando will also feature several other Kentuckians. Those include Louisvilles Peyton Siva (Pistons) and Luke Hancock (Magic) and Murray States Isaiah Canaan (Rockets), Ed Daniel (76ers) and Ivan Aska (Heat).
The NBAs other summer league, which starts in Las Vegas on July 11, is expected to include Noel, Daniel Orton (Wizards), Julius Randle (Lakers) and Archie Goodwin (Suns).