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Golden State Warriors to participate in California Classic Summer League in Sacramento

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Jordan Bell completes a putback slam for the Golden State Warriors during the preseason. He is one of the players likely to participate in summer league action at the California Classic. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that they will be participating in the new California Classic Summer League at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento this July.

The Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will play six games from July 2-5, with rosters featuring rookies selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, second-year players and other athletes competing to make NBA and G League roster spots.

Rookie Jordan Bell — who has seen his minutes decline due to the emergence of Kevon Looney — has averaged just 4.9 minutes per game in the playoffs, and is a likely candidate to head to the Summer League.

The NBA Draft Lottery happens on Tuesday night at 4:30 p.m. Pacific, with the actual draft taking place on June 21 at 4 p.m. Pacific at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The first-year Sacramento league will be the third summer-league site, joining Las Vegas and Utah, and will replace Orlando. Doubleheaders will be played each of the three days of competition — Monday, July 2; Tues., July 3 and Thurs., July 5 — with all four teams participating. No games will be played on July 4. The games will include modified game play rules, including 10-minute quarters.

Golden State will also participate in the Las Vegas Summer League July 6-17.

More Scheduling Notes

The Lakers announced their preseason schedule on Monday, and it features an Oct. 10, 2018 preseason game against Golden State at T-Mobile Arena at 7 p.m. Los Angeles will also conclude the preseason with a re-match against Golden State at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2018, at the SAP Center in San Jose. In February, the Sacramento Bee reported that the Warriors could also play a preseason game against the Kings in Seattle at Key Arena on Oct. 6, though nothing has been finalized.

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