The Toronto Raptors announced their schedule for the annual Las Vegas Summer League tournament on Tuesday.
The Raptors’ three round-robin games will take place on July 8, 10, and 11 against the Kings, Timberwolves, and Mavericks, respectively. From there, teams are seeded in a knockout-style format (each team is guaranteed five games), with the tournament potentially extending as long as July 18.
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Time (PT / ET)|
|July 8||Sacramento||Cox Pavilion||7 p.m. / 10 p.m.|
|July 10||Minnesota||Cox Pavilion||3 p.m. / 6 p.m.|
|July 11||Dallas||Thomas & Mack Center||3:30 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.|
The 2016 tournament will be the Raptors’ ninth, and their record stands at 20-20 in the event. last year’s team finished 3-2 and was highlighted by Norman Powell earning All-Tournament First-Team honors.
Failing to win the title bothered Powell, and he made it sound as if he wants to play again this summer. The Raptors haven’t confirmed as much, but Delon Wright and Bruno Caboclo seem likely to suit up, plus whoever the Raptors select with the Nos. 9 and 27 picks in the draft on Thursday, should they keep them. Lucas Nogueira may be in the mix, too, though some real-life things may preclude him from suiting up.
Outside of those names, Alex Kirk and Drew Crawford (!!) are rumored to be playing for Toronto, and a number of Raptors 905 pieces (specifically DeAndre Daniels, Davion Berry, E.J. Singler, Shannon Scott, Sim Bhullar, and Michale Kyser) could be in the mix. (Ronald Roberts and Axel Toupane will play with Milwaukee and Denver, respectively.) There will surely be other names, too, which is why the Raptors have cast such a wide net in their pre-draft workouts.
Raptors Republic reported last week that assistant coach Jama Mahlalela will coach the Summer League team, taking the mantle from the departing Jesse Mermuys,