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The Detroit Pistons will take on the Washington Wizards in the NBA2K23 Summer League on Thursday evening. Tip off is slated for 6 p.m. ET from Las Vegas. Coverage will be nationally televised on ESPN.
The NBA2K23 Summer League will run from July 7-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus. The Pistons summer league roster features players such as Jaden Ivey, Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes, and Braxton Key. The Wizards summer league squad will include Johnny Davis, Vernon Carey Jr., Isaiah Todd, Jordan Schakel and Jaime Echenique.
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The Pistons picked Ivey with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 20-year-old guard out of Purdue was a consensus second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection last season. Ivey averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists last season. The 6-foot-4 Ivey also captured a gold medal for Team USA at the FIBA U19 World Cup in 2021.
Cunningham was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft. In his superb rookie campaign for the Pistons, the 6-foot-6 point guard averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.2 steals. For his efforts, the versatile Cunningham was chosen for the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Cunningham was a consensus first-team All-American for Oklahoma State in his lone collegiate season.
The Brooklyn Nets selected Bey with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Bey was traded to the Pistons the next day. The 6-foot-7 small forward has averaged 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds during his two seasons in the league.
The Pistons selected Hayes with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5 point guard holds career averages of 6.9 points, 4.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in his two seasons.
Key went undrafted in 2020 then the Pistons picked him up in March beginning with a 10-day contract and then a two-day deal. The 6-foot-8 shooting guard earned All-G League Second Team honors last season and also made nine appearances for the Pistons.
The Wizards decided on Davis with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4 swingman out of Wisconsin was a consensus first-team All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year last season. Davis averaged 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in his final collegiate season.
The Charlotte Hornets traded Carey Jr. to the Wizards in February and he played in three games for them last season. The 6-foot-10 big man is the son of former NFL offensive tackle Vernon Carey.
Todd made 12 appearances with the Wizards last season during his rookie campaign. The local product bypassed college and went straight into the G League, where he averaged 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
Schakel went undrafted in 2021 out of San Diego State. The 6-foot-6 swingman nailed 44 3-pointers for the Capital City Go-Go last season.
Echenique went undrafted in 2020. The Colombian played collegiately at Wichita State where he was second-team All-AAC in 2020.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.