The New York Knicks head into the Las Vegas Summer League this weekend with some new faces and young talent. Headlining the roster is Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis, who was taken 4th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft and is expected to play according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York.
Knicks fans’ will get their first look at the highly-talented 7’3″ forward/center, but there will be plenty of other players to keep an eye on like rookie guard Jerian Grant (Notre Dame), high-energy forward Thenasas Antetokounmpo and intriguing guard Ricky Ledo.
Here are the dates and times of the Knicks’ first three scheduled games and a list of the full summer league roster.
Schedule (All times are Eastern ST)
Saturday, July 11th: Knicks vs Spurs at 4:30pm on MSG Knicks Win 78-73
Monday, July 13th: Knicks vs Lakers at 8:30pm on MSG
Tuesday, July 14th: Knicks vs Sixers at 5:30pm on MSG
The 4th and 5th games are TBD and based off prior results.
Thenasas Antetokounmp, F, #43, Greece
Jimmy Baron, G, #16, Rhode Island
T.J. Bray, G, #9 Princeton
Cleanthony Early, F, #17 Wichita State
Ovidijus Dalvinkas, C, #44, Lithuania
Langston Galloway, F, #2, Saint Josephs
Jerian Grant, G, #13, Notre Dame
Alex Kirk, F/C, #53, New Mexico
Louis Labayeire, C, #11, France
Ricky Ledo, G, #5, Providence
Maurice Ndour, C, #55, Ohio
Kristaps Porzingis, F/C, #46, Latvia
Ben Strong, G, #8, Guilford
Travis Wear, C, #6, UCLA
It should be a fun couple of weeks watching the newcomers along with returning players looking to solidify their roster spots for the upcoming season.
We’ll keep you posted on the dates and times of the 4th and 5th games once seeding is determined.