NBA Summer League

2021 NBA Summer League: How to watch top picks, the Toronto Raptors and Canadians in action

The 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League tips off on Sunday, Aug. 8.

After a one-year hiatus, fans get the opportunity to get a first look at the next generation of NBA stars, as all 30 teams are slated to participate this year. While the full summer league broadcast schedule can be found here, we've compiled a list of how to watch some of the biggest must-see matchups in Las Vegas.

From the top picks in the 2021 NBA Draft to the Toronto Raptors and the 15 Canadians in action, find a guide for how to tune into this year's summer action.

How to watch: Top 10 matchups | Cade Cunningham | Raptors | CanCon

How to watch the best head-to-head matchups between top-10 picks

The 2021 NBA Draft class is a talented one from top to bottom, with a group of top 10 picks that could rival that of prior draft classes.

  1. Detroit Pistons - Cade Cunningham
  2. Houston Rockets - Jalen Green
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers - Evan Mobley
  4. Toronto Raptors - Scottie Barnes
  5. Orlando Magic - Jalen Suggs
  6. Oklahoma City Thunder - Josh Giddey
  7. Golden State Warriors - Jonathan Kuminga
  8. Orlando Magic - Franz Wagner
  9. Sacramento Kings - Davion Mitchell
  10. Memphis Grizzlies (via New Orleans Pelicans) - Ziaire Williams

Below, find when the teams that made selections in the top 10 are slated to meet in Las Vegas. There's nothing like seeing two top 10 picks take the floor on the Summer League stage.

When top 10 picks to go head-to-head
Date Matchup Time (ET / PT) Canada US
Sunday, Aug. 8 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons 8:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. TSN 3 ESPN 2
Sunday, Aug. 8 Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 6:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. TSN 3 ESPN 2
Monday, Aug. 9 Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. TSN 2 NBA TV
Tuesday, Aug. 10 Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. TSN 2 ESPN
Wednesday, Aug. 11 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. - ESPN 2
Wednesday, Aug. 11 Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. TSN 1 / 4 ESPN 2
Thursday, Aug. 12 Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. TSN 4 NBA TV
Friday, Aug. 13 Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. TSN 2 ESPN 2
Friday, Aug. 13 Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. - ESPNU
Sunday, Aug. 15 Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. NBA TV Canada NBA TV

How to watch Cade Cunningham

Cunningham, selected No. 1 overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2021 NBA Draft, has the opportunity to make an immediate impact at the NBA level. You won't want to miss it when he gets his first taste of NBA action.

Detroit Pistons Summer League Schedule
Date Matchup Time (ET / PT) Canada US
Sunday, Aug. 8 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons 8:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. TSN 3 ESPN 2
Tuesday, Aug. 10 Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. TSN 2 ESPN
Friday, Aug. 13 New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. NBA TV Canada NBA TV
Saturday, Aug. 14 Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. N/A ESPN 2

How to watch the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors usher in a new era of basketball this summer, beginning with a date against the New York Knicks. For more information on Toronto's summer roster, head here.

Raptors 2021 NBA Summer League Schedule - Preliminary Round
Date Opponent Time (ET / PT) Canda US
Sunday, Aug. 8 New York Knicks 4:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. Sportsnet ESPN2
Wednesday, Aug. 11 Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. TSN 1 / 4 ESPN2
Thursday, Aug. 12 Houston Rockets 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. TSN 4 NBATV
Saturday, Aug. 14 Charlotte Hornets 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. TSN 2 NBATV

How to watch Canadians at the Las Vegas Summer League

This summer, 15 Canadians will suit up for their respective teams. From 2021 No. 12 overall pick Joshua Primo of the Spurs to the three teams with a duo of Canadians, find how to keep up with the CanCon in Las Vegas below.

Joshua Primo, San Antonio Spurs

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 5 (Canada) and ESPNU (US)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 vs. Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Charlotte Hornets, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on ESPNU (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Brooklyn Nets, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)

Dalano Banton and Isiaha Mike, Toronto Raptors

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. New York Knicks, 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Golden State Warriors, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on TSN 1/4 (Canada) and ESPN2
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Houston Rockets, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on TSN 4 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)

Caleb Agada, Denver Nuggets

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Miami Heat, 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canda) and NBA TV (US)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 vs. Boston Celtics, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and ESPNU (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. Dallas Mavericks, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV (US)

Jahvon Blair, Milwaukee Bucks

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. LA Clippers, 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on TSN 5 (Canada) and ESPNU (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Brooklyn Nets, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2 (US)
  • Friday, Aug. 13 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Washington Wizards, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)

Ignas Brazdeikis and Justin Jackson, Orlando Magic

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. Golden State Warriors, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on ESPN 2 (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Boston Celtics, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Houston Rockets, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)

Oshae Brissett and Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Washington Wizards, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 vs. Atlanta Hawks, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on TSN 4 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)

Mfiondu Kabengele, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Houston Rockets, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on TSN 3 (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Orlando Magic, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2 (US)
  • Friday, Aug. 13 vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. New York Knicks, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2 (US)

AJ Lawson, Miami Heat

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canda) and NBA TV (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Friday, Aug. 13 vs. Utah Jazz, 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on ESPNU (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. Atlanta Hawks, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)

Karim Mané, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 5 (Canada) and ESPNU (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Chicago Bulls, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on TSN 4 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Friday, Aug. 13 vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)

Mychal Mulder, Golden State Warriors

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. Orlando Magic, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Toronto Raptors, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on TSN 1/4 (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)
  • Friday, Aug. 13 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and ESPN2 (US)

Eugene Omoruyi, Dallas Mavericks

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on TSN 2 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 vs. Denver Nuggets, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Sacramento Kings, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2 (US)

Simisola Shittu, Chicago Bulls

  • Monday, Aug. 9 vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on TSN 5 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on TSN 4 (Canada) and NBA TV (US)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15 vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV Canada (Canada) and NBA TV (US)

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