Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3:00 p.m., NBATV Canada
What to watch: Trae Young vs. Dennis Schröder
Weeks after making a draft-day trade to acquire point guard Trae Young, the Hawks dealt Schröder to OKC in the trade that ultimately resulted in the contract buyout of Carmelo Anthony. With All-Star Russell Westbrook recovering from an offseason knee procedure, Schröder has started in the Thunder's first two preseason games.
Young, an Oklahoma native who was a standout at the University of Oklahoma last season, will play his first game as a professional in front of a familiar crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After shooting a combined 9-for-26 in the Hawks' first two preseason games, Young will look to find his offensive groove.
In addition to the point guard matchup, keep an eye out on Paul George, who made his preseason debut on Friday. In 26 minutes of action, George finished with 23 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 4:00 p.m.
What to watch: 3-point shooting
Houston, who finished first in made 3-pointers last season, is coming off of a 10-point preseason loss to Indiana in which it connected on 15 of 40 3-point attempts. San Antonio, who finished in the bottom-three in made 3-pointers last season, is coming off of a 24-point preseason win in which it connected on six of 14 3-point attempts.
Something's got to give, right?
While it's likely just another preseason contest in which division foes will refrain from showing too much ahead of the regular season, the contrast in playing styles will certainly be something to watch. Additionally, the Spurs (DeMar DeRozan) and Rockets (Carmelo Anthony) are still working to implement their major offseason acquisitions.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 8:00 p.m.
What to watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Andrew Wiggins
With Jimmy Butler's future in Minnesota in the air, Wiggins will be looked upon to step up as the team continues to move forward. In the Wolves' first three preseason games, the 23-year-old is averaging 9.0 points (on 37.0 percent shooting) in just under 26 minutes per game. In preseason game four, expect the former No. 1 overall pick to assert himself on the offensive end.
In Milwaukee's lone preseason game thus far, Antetokounmpo scored 19 points (on 7-for-10 shooting), grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out five assists in just 22 minutes of action. The Bucks' All-Star even stepped up to knock down a 3-pointer. In the team's second preseason game, expect Giannis to continue to show strides as his comfort within new head coach Mike Budenholzer's system increases.
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 9:00 p.m., NBATV Canada
What to watch: Grayson Allen
In three preseason games, the Jazz's rookie is averaging 13.7 points while shooting an impressive 52.6 percent on 6.3 3-point attempts per contest. As the No. 21, Allen could prove to be yet another draft-day steal by Utah, who benefitted from the outstanding play of last year's No. 13 pick, Donovan Mitchell.
The 22-year-old Allen brings shooting, slashing and playmaking to a Jazz second unit that also features Royce O'Neale, Georges Niang and Ekpe Udoh. To take another leap in the 2018-19 season, Utah should look to make the most of its bench.
As one of the Jazz's two-way players, Canada's Naz Mitrou-Long will also see some time in tonight's preseason contest. So far, Mississauga native has played in just under 10 minutes per game, scoring eight points in a win over the Adelaide 36ers.