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Former Force Players in NBA Summer League

By Matt Dykstra | June 29, 2018

 

Ike Nwamu | Miami HEAT

Ike Nwamu is getting his first chance at NBA Summer League action with the Miami HEAT coming off of a franchise record-breaking season in which he made 144 three-pointers.

 Derrick Walton Jr. | Miami HEAT

Derrick Walton Jr. will be participating in his second NBA Summer League, previously playing for the Orlando Magic before being signed to a two-way contract by the Miami HEAT.

Derrick Jones Jr. | Miami HEAT

Derrick Jones Jr. made strides as a two-way player for the HEAT last season, and will get a chance to put that on display in July. He averaged 7.3 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns in last year’s NBA Summer League.

Larry Drew II | Detriot Pistons

Larry Drew II is no stranger to the NBA Summer League. This will be his fifth July appearance, and this Pistons mark his fourth different Summer League team. He’s previously played with the Miami HEAT, New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers.

Matt Williams Jr. | Chicago Bulls

Matt Williams Jr. came on strong in last year’s summer league with the Miami HEAT, averaging 10.3 points on 45.0 percent shooting from long-distance in Las Vegas last year. He’ll look to bring that same outside stroke with the Bulls this year.

Erik McCree | Utah Jazz

Erik McCree marked the first NBA Call-Up of the season for the Sioux Falls Skyforce last year, signing a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz. After dominating with the Jazz’ affiliate, Salt Lake City Stars, McCree will look to bring the same level of offensive prowess to the Jazz in July.

 Malik Beasley | Denver Nuggets

After being drafted by the Nuggets in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, Beasley appeared in 16 games on assignment with the Skyforce during the 2016-17 season. He appeared in 62 games for the Nuggets last season and will look to show he’s ready to make another leap this summer.

 Kris Jenkins | San Antonio Spurs

Kris Jenkins had a short stint with the Skyforce last season after being selected 14th overall in the 2017 NBA G League Draft. He played in just six games prior to being waived, but will now look to reignite his professional career with the Spurs this summer.

 Khem Birch | Orlando Magic

Khem Birch carved out a nice role for the young Magic squad toward the end of last year’s campaign, and will look to build on that this summer. Birch was named to the All NBA G League All-Rookie Team and was an NBA G League All Star with the Skyforce during the 2014-15 season.

 Fuquan Edwin | Toronto Raptors

Fuquan Edwin is a couple years removed from his time in Sioux Falls, having played most recently for the Raptors 905 last season. Edwin averaged 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 49 games with the Skyforce during the 2014-15 season.

 Okaro White | Cleveland Cavaliers

Okaro White burst onto the NBA G League scene during the 2016-17 season, and it didn’t take long for him to earn a call-up to the Miami HEAT. However, his 2017-18 campaign was derailed by injury, landing him on Cleveland’s bench for their playoff run. He’ll look to showcase his talents yet again this summer in what will be his first live NBA action since his injury on November 6, 2017.