The Portland Trail Blazers’ 2017 Summer League starts Saturday, July 8th, from Las Vegas. Here’s our primer for the week. Rookies Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan will play their first games in red and back, alongside Jake Layman and Pat Connaughton. Fans will likely also get a glimpse of Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum. And every game will be televised on either the ESPN Networks or NBA TV, while Comcast SportsNet Northwest will also broadcast the first two games in Portland.
How to Watch
ESPN Family: If you have a cable subscription, stream via WatchESPN and the ESPN App. Also available on streaming cable services.
NBA TV: Available on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.
Sling TV and Playstation Vue are the only streaming cable services that will carry every game, via national TV. All regular cable systems (such as Comcast and Frontier) should also do so.
For you radio listeners, the first two games will also be carried live by Rip City Radio, 620 AM.
The Blazers will then play at least two more games in the Summer League Playoffs. The schedule will be announced after preliminary games are finished.
Zach Collins (Center) 7’0”, 230 lbs – Last played for Gonzaga (NCAA)
Caleb Swanigan (Forward) 6’9”, 249 lbs – Last played for Purdue (NCAA)
Pat Connaughton (Guard) 6’5”, 210 lbs – Last played for Portland (NBA)
Jake Layman (Forward) 6’9”, 210 lbs – Last played for Portland (NBA)
Jordan Adams (Guard) 6’5”, 209 lbs – Last played for Memphis (NBA)
Keith Benson (Center) 6’11”, 240 lbs – Last played for Sioux Falls (G-League)
Markel Brown (Guard) 6’3”, 190 lbs – Last played for Khimmki (Russia)
Antonius Cleveland (Guard) 6’6”, 195 lbs – Last played for Southeast Missouri (NCAA)
DeAndre Daniels (Forward) 6’9”, 196 lbs – Last played for Dinamica Montavo (Italy)
Jorge Gutiérrez (Guard) 6’3”, 195 lbs – Last played for Trabzonspor (Turkey)
R.J. Hunter (Guard) 6’5”, 185 lbs – Last played for Long Island (G-League)
Nick Johnson (Guard) 6'3" 200 lbs – Last played for Bayern Munich (Germany)
Patrick Miller (Guard) 6’1”, 200 lbs – Last played for Sioux Falls (G-League)
Josh Scott (Forward) 6’10”, 245 lbs – Last played for MZT Skopje (Macedonia)
Jim Moran, Nate Tibbetts, David Vanterpool, Dale Osbourne, John McCullough will coach the team.
Blazer’s Edge Coverage
Blazer’s Edge will be covering games live from Las Vegas. News Editor David MacKay and writers Brian Freeman and Steve Dewald will be on site, bringing their unique perspectives.
[We missed Nick Johnson in our original roster listing. Sorry Nick! Hope your family enjoys their flight!]