For the first time, all 30 NBA teams will be represented in Las Vegas at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018, taking place from July 6-17.
Each team will compete in three preliminary games that determine the seeding of a tournament that leads into the championship on July 17. The Toronto Raptors begin summer league play when they face the New Orleans Pelicans on July 6 at 3:30 ET.
.@Raptors announced Tuesday their schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas. With all 30 NBA teams participating for the first time, NBA Summer League 2018 will expand to 12 days (July 6-17) and 82 games. pic.twitter.com/HSDUC451vc- RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) June 12, 2018
Friday, the team announced its 2018 Summer League roster. Newly-hired head coach Nick Nurse will coach the team in Las Vegas.
Here is more on the Raptors 2018 Summer League roster…
2018 Raptors Summer League Roster
|Fuquan Edwin||G||6-6||215||Seton Hall|
|Tryggvi Hlinason||C||7-1||260||Valencia BC|
|Augusto Lima||C||6-10||235||CB UCAM Murcia|
|Malcolm Miller||F||6-7||210||Holy Cross|
|Codi Miller-McIntyre||G||6-3||205||Wake Forest/Parma BC|
|Alfonzo McKinnie||F||6-8||215||Wisconsin-Green Bay|
|Giddy Potts||G||6-2||215||Middle Tennessee|
|Shevon Thompson||C||7-0||240||George Mason|
Prior to the draft, Blake Murphy reported the first five names the Raptors expected to participate in the 2018 Summer League.
Raptors expect to have OG Anunoby, Malachi Richardson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Malcolm Miller (RFA), and Shevon Thompson (905) on their Summer League roster. Rest likely filled in post-draft.
- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) June 13, 2018
At just 20-years-old, OG Anunoby has played in more NBA games than any other member of the Raptors Summer League roster. Anunoby, the No. 23 pick in the 2017 draft, started in 62 of 74 regular season games in his rookie season, averaging 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest. Anunoby improved his play in the postseason, starting in all 10 games and increasing his scoring average to 7.9 points per game.
Malachi Richardson, the 22nd pick in 2016, appeared in just one game with Toronto this past season after he was acquired from the Sacramento Kings. In two NBA seasons, Richardson has appeared in 48 games, averaging 3.5 points. Richardson appeared in 12 regular season games with the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League and averaged 7.2 points per contest.
Both Malcolm Miller and Alfonzo McKinnie were on two-way contracts with the Raptors in the 2017-18 season.
Miller started in four of his 15 appearances with Toronto, playing in just over eight minutes per game. He scored a career-high eight points in a March 11 win over the New York Knicks. In 34 regular season games with the Raptors 905, Miller averaged 12.6 points per game while shooting 37.4 percent from deep on nearly six attempts per game.
McKinnie made 14 regular season appearances with Toronto, scoring a career-high nine points in an early season loss to the Denver Nuggets. McKinnie averaged 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 35 regular season games with the Raptors 905.
Shevon Thompson spent the entirety of the 2017-18 season with the Raptors 905. In 41 games, the 7-footer averaged 10.5 points (on 61.6 percent shooting), 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
As a member of the Raptors 905 in the 2017-18 season, Fuquan Edwin averaged 10.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 37.3 percent from deep over 35 games. Blake Murphy reports that the 26-year-old will be a member of the Raptors Summer League roster.
Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo reports 6-5 guard Rawle Alkins signed an Exhibit 10 contract with Toronto after two seasons at Arizona. The 20-year-old dealt with injuries during his sophomore year, but still managed to average 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, earning All-Pac 12 Honourable Mention.
A four-year starter at Wake Forest, Codi Miller-McIntyre has spent the past two seasons playing in Belgium (Leuven BC) and Russia (Parma BC). According to Clevis Murray, the 6-3 guard joins the Raptors Summer League after averaging 16.4 points, 8.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 27 FIBA Europe Cup and VTB United League games with Parma BC.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Ben Steele, Andrew Rowsey will join the Raptors Summer League team after an impressive senior year at Marquette. A prolific scorer, the 5-11 guard is the fifth player in Division I history to score 1,000 points at two different schools (1,244 points at UNC Asheville, 1,087 at Marquette).
Giddy Potts will play with the Raptors Summer League team after starting in 113 of his 134 career games at Middle Tennessee per Michael Scotto of The Athletic. The 6-2 guard averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds over his four-year career with the Blue Raiders, earning a Second-Team All-C-USA selection in 2018, two Third-Team selections (2016, 2017) and All-Freshman team honours in 2015.
27-year-old Brazilian centre Augusto Lima will play with Toronto in Las Vegas, according to David Pick. Lima played in 20 combined Spanish League and Basketball Champions League games in the 2017-18 season, averaging 7.1 points and 6.0 rebounds.