Golden State Warriors announce summer league roster, broadcast schedule

The Golden State Warriors have announced the team’s roster and schedule for the inaugural California Classic Summer League — set to take place at the Golden One Center in Sacramento from July 2-5 — and the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas, set for July 6-17.

Warriors assistant coach for player development Willie Green will serve as head coach for both of the Warriors’ Summer League entries.

Jordan Bell and Damian Jones highlight the roster, which will also add rookie Jacob Evans, the No. 28 pick in last week’s NBA Draft and a first-team American Athletic Conference selection this past season.

Other members of the Summer League roster include Elijah Brown — Bell’s former Oregon teammate — and Gian Clavell, a Colorado State product who played seven games with the Dallas Mavericks last season. Omari Johnson — who played in four games for the Memphis Grizzlies this past season in his first NBA action. The 28-year old Johnson spent most of the season playing for the G League affiliate Memphis Hustle, averaging 16.5 points, shooting 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range to go with 6.4 rebounds per game.

Also on the team is Kendrick Nunn, who signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors as an undrafted free agent. Nunn, a 6-foot-3 point guard and former top-100 recruit in 2013, signed with Illinois, where he averaged 15.5 points and 1.5 steals per game as a junior. In May of 2016, though, he was arrested following a domestic violence incident, and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. He was then dismissed from the team.

He wound up at Oakland University in Michigan, and after sitting out the 2016-17 season, he averaged 25.9 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals, shooting 39.4 percent from three.

Former Baylor forward Nuni Omot, who worked out with the Warriors before the NBA Draft, will also join the club. A 6-foot-9 forward with a seven-foot wingspan, Omot is highly athletic and can shoot the ball a bit, hitting 43.3 percent from three this past season. He’s a motivated, astute learner who hounded Baylor director of basketball ops Bill Peterson — a 12-year NBA vet — to find out what he needed to do to make it in the NBA. He improved his shot and then began to hone it, moving back to NBA range. He’s added a few wrinkles to his shot since last offseason, and could be a candidate for a two-way contract.

Golden State will play three games in Sacramento, all available for broadcast on the Warriors’ app, and NBA TV. They will play the Miami Heat on July 2 at 6 p.m., the Sacramento Kings on July 3 at 8 p.m. and the Los Angeles Lakers on July 5 at 12 p.m.

The Warriors will also play three games in Las Vegas pool play, before the league tournament from July 11-17.

The first game, on July 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers, will be televised on ESPN at 8 30 p.m., and will be available on radio on the Warriors app.

Then, Golden State will face the Houston Rockets at 4:30 p.m. on July 8. That game will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area and ESPN2. It will be available also on 95.7 FM The Game, and the Warriors app.

The final summer league game will see the Warriors take on the Dallas Mavericks at 4:30 p.m. on July 9. That game will be seen live on NBA TV and broadcast on the Warriors app.

Each team will play a minimum of five games in Las Vegas. For the first time all 30 teams will be represented in the event.

Ryan Gorcey

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