OPSL: A LOOK AT THE FOES

Posted by: Alex Gorge
07/06/13 9:44 am EST

If the NBA off-season was a beauty pageant, then the month of June would be the swimsuit part of the competition and July would be the talent portion of the event.

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

*Championship Day

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

Orlando Magic

Maurice Harkless; Tobias Harris; Doron Lamb; Andrew Nicholson; Kyle O’Quinn; Victor Oladipo (Rookie)

Miami Heat

Larry Drew (Rookie); J.R Giddens; James Ennis; Scotty Hopson; Jarvis Varnado

Utah Jazz

William Buford (Rookie); Trey Burke (Rookie); Alec Burks; Dionte Christmas; Jeremy Evans; Jerel McNeal; Kevin Murphy

Indiana Pacers

Rasual Butler; Jonny Flynn; Ben Hansbrough; Solomon Hill (Rookie); Miles Plumlee; Christian Watford (Rookie); Chris Wright

Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond; Kim English; JaJuan Johnson; Korie Lucious; Tony Mitchell (Rookie); E.J Singler (Rookie); Kyle Singler; Peyton Siva (Rookie); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Rookie)

Houston Rockets

Patrick Beverly; Vander Blue (Rookie); Isaiah Cannon (Rookie); Jack Cooley (Rookie); Terrence Jones; Greg Smith; Casper Ware; B.J Young (Rookie); Jordan Henriquez (Rookie)

Boston Celtics

Phil Pressey (Rookie); Nolan Smith; Darius Johnson-Odom; Courtney Fells; Kelly Olynyk (Rookie); Fab Melo; Tony Mitchell (Rookie)

Brooklyn

Tyshawn Taylor; Chris Wright; Carleton Scott; Mason Plumlee (Rookie); David Lighty; Damion James


 
 
 

2 Responses to “OPSL: A LOOK AT THE FOES”

  1. Alex
    6. July 2013 at 20:40

    Getting Royce White is amazing. Even if he does not work due to illness, Sixers did not give anything in return. He is very very good if he can overcome his issues. Sam is just plain smart.
    Piston get Josh Smith for 14 mil a season. I guess One born every minute!!!!

  2. Alex Gorge
    7. July 2013 at 22:47

    Yeah it was a solid move. Royce and Hinkie already have a good relationship from the houston days. If anyone can get him through his issues its Hinkie. It will also help having the D-League team so close if he ends up playing a few games with them.

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