The Phoenix Suns play their first Summer League game Friday, and we have the answers to any questions you may have leading up to the game.
When and where can I catch the game?
The first game is Friday, July 6. It will be on ESPN at 6:30 pm. If you aren’t by a TV, you can listen on the radio on ESPN 620 AM.
What teams do the Suns play?
They play Dallas on Friday, Sacramento on Saturday, and Orlando on Monday, followed by two more games against teams to be determined. That’s a solid slate of top prospects the Suns will be facing up against.
Where are they playing?
The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
How should I feel?
Super excited. This Summer League will give us our first look at how many of the Suns’ young players will play together.
Do I care about anyone playing?
I’m so glad you asked. As a matter of fact, you probably care about most of the team. 2018 top ten picks Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges will both be taking the floor, as well as second rounders Elie Okobo and George King.
Josh Jackson‘s playing, and it’ll be exciting to see how his shot has developed over the summer. Dragan Bender is also on this summer’s roster. How he plays should be a good indicator of if he’s made the necessary improvements to be a useful player for the Suns.
How do I properly watch?
The Summer League should only make you feel good. If someone plays well, take that as a good sign for the upcoming season. If someone plays poorly, it’s okay because the Summer League isn’t a big deal. In other words, if someone plays well then that’s great, but if not it’s no reason to panic.
Is that all?
Nope, there’s more. While most coaches in the Summer League are assistants, Suns new Head Coach Igor Kokoskov will be leading the charge for Phoenix. We won’t see many plays run, but it’ll be the first chance to see how he interacts with the young guys on the team.
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