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Where to watch Kentucky rookies make their NBA debuts

Herald-Leader Staff Report

Jamal Murray answers questions during an interview after being selected seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in New York.
Jamal Murray answers questions during an interview after being selected seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in New York. AP

Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis, all rookies from the University of Kentucky, make their NBA Summer League debuts this weekend.

Play in the Las Vegas Summer League opened Friday.

▪ Murray, who played one season at UK, was chosen No. 7 overall by the Denver Nuggets.

Denver opened summer league play Friday night on ESPN against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Denver plays again Saturday at 8 p.m. against the Memphis Grizzlies on NBA TV.

Former Cat Andrew Harrison plays on the Grizzlies summer league team.

▪ Labissiere, who played one season at Kentucky and was drafted No. 28 overall by the Phoenix Suns before a draft night trade to Sacramento, is on the Kings’ summer league roster along with ex-Cat Willie Cauley-Stein.

The Kings were to debut Friday at 10 p.m. against Toronto on NBA TV.

▪ Ulis, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore this past season, was drafted with the fourth pick of the second round by Phoenix. Ulis and his former UK teammate Devin Booker both play for the Suns’ summer league squad.

Phoenix plays its first game Saturday at 4 p.m. against Portland on NBA TV.

Click here to view the entire NBA Las Vegas Summer League schedule.

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