On Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced who would be invited to each of the team’s two mini-camps as they prepare for the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues this July.
To no one’s surprise, Sixers first-round pick Jahlil Okafor will be attending both summer leagues while second-rounders Richaun Holmes and J.P. Tokoto will compete only in Utah.
In addition, returning Sixers Jerami Grant and Furkan Aldemir will also be playing in Utah while JaKarr Sampson, Jordan McRae and Arsalan Kazemi will all play in the Las Vegas summer league.
The roster for the Utah Jazz Summer League includes:
The minicamp leading up to the Utah summer league will run from July 2 until July 5 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Sixers will then face the San Antonio Spurs on July 6, the Boston Celtics on July 7 and close the Utah summer league against the Utah Jazz on July 9.
The roster for the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas includes:
The minicamp for Las Vegas will run from July 6 until July 9 with the first game against the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11. That will be followed by the Celtics on July 12 and then the final scheduled game is against the New York Knicks on July 14.
Some fans will no doubt remember that the Sixers, led by Nerlens Noel, won the Orlando Pro Summer League title in 2014. The team decided to forgo the OPSL this season and instead take part in the Utah summer league instead, so they won’t be able to defend their title, which I’m sure has Sixers Nation very upset.
Of course, the big draw this summer was supposed to be the debut of Joel Embiid on the hardwood, but due continual issues with his surgically repaired foot, that has been pushed back, possibly indefinitely.