It’s time for this year’s beauty pageant to enter the talent part of the competition.
Beginning Sunday at Orlando’s NBA summer league event, it won’t be the wins and losses that matter the most, it will be individual performances. Talent, hard work and hustle will determine who makes NBA rosters this fall.
For the 76ers summer team roster now is the time to impress GM Sam Hinkie. It wont be easy however as there is no shortage of big names at this year’s OPSL. Hopefully the 7-6 gained some momentum from their scrimmage yesterday vs. the Utah Jazz and are ready to showcase their skills.
After the jump, a look at the foes in Orlando as well as the Sixers schedule for the OPSL…
Below is the Sixers schedule for the 2013 OPSL:
Sunday, July 7th — 9am vs. Houston
Monday, July 8th — 1pm vs. Indiana
Wednesday, July 10th — 1pm vs. Oklahoma City
Thursday, July 11th — 5pm vs. Orlando
Friday, July 12th* — TBD
There will be ample star power on display at the OPSL barring any late changes to the ten team rosters. The event is designed to showcase rookies and free agents. Apparently the Oklahoma City Thunder are starving to bring a title home this summer as evidenced by a roster that creates more mismatches than the Monstars in Space Jam. However OKC isn’t the only team bringing a number of players that could cause problems for the Sixers squad.
Let’s take a look at some of the big names that will be at the OPSL:
Oklahoma City Thunder
Reggie Jackson; Steven Adams (Rookie); Perry Jones; Kyle Kuric; Jeremy Lamb; Deandre Liggins; Daniel Orton; Andrew Smith (Rookie); Michael Snaer
Maurice Harkless; Tobias Harris; Doron Lamb; Andrew Nicholson; Kyle O’Quinn; Victor Oladipo (Rookie)
Larry Drew (Rookie); J.R Giddens; James Ennis; Scotty Hopson; Jarvis Varnado
William Buford (Rookie); Trey Burke (Rookie); Alec Burks; Dionte Christmas; Jeremy Evans; Jerel McNeal; Kevin Murphy
Rasual Butler; Jonny Flynn; Ben Hansbrough; Solomon Hill (Rookie); Miles Plumlee; Christian Watford (Rookie); Chris Wright
Andre Drummond; Kim English; JaJuan Johnson; Korie Lucious; Tony Mitchell (Rookie); E.J Singler (Rookie); Kyle Singler; Peyton Siva (Rookie); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Rookie)
Patrick Beverly; Vander Blue (Rookie); Isaiah Cannon (Rookie); Jack Cooley (Rookie); Terrence Jones; Greg Smith; Casper Ware; B.J Young (Rookie); Jordan Henriquez (Rookie)
Phil Pressey (Rookie); Nolan Smith; Darius Johnson-Odom; Courtney Fells; Kelly Olynyk (Rookie); Fab Melo; Tony Mitchell (Rookie)
Tyshawn Taylor; Chris Wright; Carleton Scott; Mason Plumlee (Rookie); David Lighty; Damion James