The Detroit Pistons will tip off their Summer League tonight at midnight and excitement around the team is palpable.
It appears as though Cade Cunningham is not going to play, but there are still plenty of reasons for fans to watch.
We’ll get the debut of Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, along with last year’s draft-and-stash Balsa Koprivica and recent two-way signee Buddy Boeheim.
I was a bit surprised to see Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart on the roster, as they are both third-year guys who have established themselves as firm parts of the rotation, but I am sure they won’t play heavy minutes and the Pistons are trying to get as many reps as they can in an attempt to build some chemistry before the games get real.
I am sure there will be plenty to overreact to in the four Summer League games, so here is the schedule and where you can watch them.
Detroit Pistons’ Summer League schedule and how to watch the games live
The Detroit Pistons will play four Summer League games, including a back-to-back, which seems pretty strange given that there is really no reason to have guys playing two days in a row. All games will be played in Las Vegas.
- July 8th 12:00 AM ET
- July 9th 6:00 PM ET
- July 12th 9:00 PM ET
- July 14th 5:30 PM ET
In addition to all of Detroit Pistons we want to see play, guys like Shaedon Sharpe (Trail Blazers), Johnny Davis (Wizards), Bennedict Mathurin (Pacers: I am sure Detroit fans won’t overreact if he has a great game), and Ochai Agbaji (Cavaliers) will also be making their Summer League debuts, trying to show out for their new teams and fans.
Summer League is always an interesting time, as it is great to see some Pistons’ basketball after what seems to be a three-year layoff, but it’s also good for the huge overreactions from fans who never seem to learn their lesson about how meaningless these games really are.
The Pistons are hoping to see growth from their returning players, but also to try and find a gem who might have flown under the radar in the draft.