Toronto Raptors to tip off Summer League against New Orleans Pelicans

The Raptors have announced their first three victims for the 2018 Summer League.

The Toronto Raptors announced their schedule for the 2018 NBA Summer League on Tuesday.

They'll open the preliminary round on July 6th against the New Orleans Pelicans before playing the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 8th and the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 9th. All games will be played on the University of Nevada's Las Vegas campus.

  • Toronto vs. New Orleans - July 6th at 3:30 PM EST on ESPNU
  • Toronto vs. Minnesota - July 8th at 3:00 PM EST on NBA TV
  • Toronto vs. Oklahoma City - July 9th at 3:30 PM EST on NBA TV

The team hasn't officially commented on their roster, though Blake Murphy expects OG Anunoby to headline the squad. Anunoby was unable to play last year due to injury. Further, Malachi Richardson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Malcolm Miller, and Shevon Thompson are all expected to play. The rest of the roster will likely be filled out after the draft.

The Raptors finished with three wins and two losses in the 2017 NBA Summer League, despite solid performances from Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, and Jakob Poeltl. VanVleet led the team with 18.8 points per game and exactly five assists, while Poeltl averaged 13 points and nine boards per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2017 NBA Summer League behind Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.

For the first time in NBA history, all 30 teams will participate in the Las Vegas Summer League. Each team will compete in three preliminary games to determine tournament seeding and all teams will play at least five games and as many as eight. The championship game will be played on Tuesday, July 17th.

All 82 games will be broadcasted by ESPN and NBA TV, per a press release from the league.

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