SIOUX FALLS, SD – The 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas tipped off yesterday and with it 10 former Skyforce players returned to on-court action for their respective teams. This season, all 30 NBA teams will participate in a 75-game event that will conclude on August 17. All games will be aired on ESPN networks or NBA TV.
All Skyforce alumni on NBA Summer League rosters this summer have appeared in Sioux Falls as recently as 2017, including six former players who played as recently as the 2019-20 season (when the Skyforce last saw the court). Players will be attempting to either receive an invitation to an NBA training camp or to prove they are deserving of more minutes with their current NBA team.
|PLAYER NAME||TEAM||LAST SEASON IN SIOUX FALLS|
|Kyle Alexander||Phoenix Suns||2019-20|
|Jeremiah Martin||Atlanta Hawks||2019-20|
|Yante Maten||Orlando Magic||2018-19|
|Erik McCree||Portland Trail Blazers||2017-18|
|Malik Newman||San Antonio Spurs||2018-19|
|KZ Okpala||Miami HEAT||2019-20|
|Davon Reed||Denver Nuggets||2019-20|
|Chris Silva||Brooklyn Nets||2019-20|
|Emanuel Terry||Sacramento Kings||2018-19|
|Gabe Vincent||Miami HEAT||2019-20|
*NBA Summer League rosters are not set in stone and are subject to change.
The Miami HEAT are the only team in this year’s NBA Summer League with multiple Skyforce alumni, including KZ Okpala and Gabe Vincent. Both Okpala and Vincent are under guaranteed contracts with the HEAT for the 2021-22 season, with Vincent recently signing a multi-year deal in free agency.
Summer League play continues today with nine matchups. Skyforce alumni will be featured in five of the nine games today including Silva (ESPN2, 4:00 PM CT), Terry (ESPN3 & NBA TV, 5:00 PM CT), Newman (ESPNU, 6:00 PM CT), Maten (ESPN3 & NBA TV, 7:00 PM CT), and Alexander (ESPN3 & NBA TV, 9:00 PM CT).
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