The Golden State Warriors season ended just 11 days ago.
Yet the next batch of Warriors basketball is already getting ready to start. Basketball never sleeps, as they say.
Summer League is right around the corner, and the Warriors have released their schedule.
Golden State will be partaking in two Summer Leagues. They’ll start off at the California Classic in Sacramento, with the following schedule:
Then things move to Sin City for the big event: The Las Vegas Summer League. That’s where things get interesting.
Here’s the schedule for Vegas:
Friday, July 5 - 6:00 p.m. PT vs. Charlotte Hornets (NBA TV)
Saturday, July 6 - 9:00 p.m. PT vs. Toronto Raptors (ESPN)
Monday, July 8 - 8:30 p.m. PT vs. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA TV)
Wednesday, July 10 - 8:30 p.m. PT vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPNU)
After that, the Summer League playoffs and consolation games will begin. So they will play at least one more game following those seven, though we don’t know when it will be, or who the opponent will be.
Looking at the schedule, one thing jumps out: The Warriors don’t have any marquee Summer League teams on the schedule. Sure, the Lakers, Raptors, and Nuggets are exciting regular season matchups, but the Warriors won’t be seeing any top rookies make their professional debuts.
The highest-picking team that Golden State is scheduled to face is the Hornets, who drafted P.J. Washington with the 12th overall pick. The Heat took Tyler Herro 13th. Those are the only two 2019 lottery picks that Golden State is scheduled to face.
Golden State should announce their Summer League team soon. For now, we know that their three draft picks - Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagic, and Eric Paschall - will be there, along with undrafted free agent Ky Bowman. Veteran Jimmer Fredette is reportedly going to be a part of the team, and Damian Jones will at least play in the Sacramento games.
As the league approaches Summer League, Warriors C Damian Jones will play with the team during the California Classic in Sacramento, I’m told.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 24, 2019
Just as we did a summer ago, Golden State of Mind will have a contingency at Las Vegas this year, so stay tuned for lots of coverage.