The New Orleans Pelicans will kick off their Summer League this weekend and excitement around the team is palpable.
The Pels will add Dyson Daniels, EJ Liddell and a healthy Zion Williamson to last season’s playoff roster and the team hopes to contend with the right balance of veterans and young talent.
Some of that talent will be on display in the Summer League, where the Pels have a chance to dominate with players who have already gotten some run in the playoffs.
I’m hoping to see this lineup on the floor for at least some time in the Summer League:
- Jose Alvarado
- Dyson Daniels
- Trey Murphy III
- Naji Marshall
- EJ Liddell
Jose Alvarado is fresh off some great performances in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers for Puerto Rico and hopes to continue his hot shooting.
We’ll see 8th pick Dyson Daniels, who figures to be part of the rotation in his rookie season, 2nd-year player Trey Murphy III, who is poised to make a big leap this season, as well as Naji Marshall and EJ Liddell, who will be battling each other for minutes off the bench.
There is also 52nd pick Karlo Matkovic and un-drafted Dereon Sebron, who hopes to be this year’s Alvarado, a guy who goes un-drafted and plays his way into a contract.
It’s going to be a fun Summer League for the New Orleans Pelicans. Here is how you can watch.
New Orleans Pelicans’ Summer League schedule and how to watch
Here are the four Summer League games for the Pels. All games are played in Las Vegas:
- Saturday July 9th 9:00 PM CT
- Monday July 11th 5:00 PM CT
- Wednesday July 13th 5:00 PM CT
- Friday July 15th 10:00 PM CT
vs. Los Angeles Lakers
In addition to all of the Pelicans, guys like Shaedon Sharpe (Portland), Johnny Davis (Washington), AJ Griffin (Atlanta) and Max Christie (LAL) will all be trying to show what they can do for their new teams.
The New Orleans Pelicans are hoping to keep the momentum and positivity around the team going while we get a first look at the new additions.