New Orleans Pelicans announce 2021 NBA Summer League roster

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans today announced their roster for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021, which will take place Aug. 8-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Pelicans’ summer league roster features three returning players from the 2020-21 team – Kira Lewis Jr.Didi Louzada and Naji Marshall – and rookie Herbert Jones, the 35th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Pelicans Head Coach Willie Green will serve as the head coach of the summer league team.

New Orleans will begin summer league play on Monday, Aug. 9 against Chicago, followed by games against Oklahoma City (Aug. 11), Cleveland (Aug. 13), and Golden State (Aug. 15). The date and opponent for the Pelicans’ fifth game will be determined by the results of the first four games.

The 16th MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will feature all 30 NBA teams playing five games each. After every team plays four games, the two teams with the best records from the first four games will meet in the Championship Game on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN. The 28 teams that do not play in the Championship Game will play a fifth game on Aug. 16 or Aug. 17.  

All 75 games of the 10-day competition will air on live national television on ESPN networks or NBA TV. Every game will also be available to stream on the ESPN app.

The Pelicans will hold training camp practices from August 7-8 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Media availability during camp will be conducted on Zoom.

Pelicans 2021 Summer League Roster (subject to change)

No.PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.BornCollege/CountryLast Team Played For
15Jose AlvaradoG6-017904/12/1998Georgia Tech/USAGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA)
41David DiLeoF6-822402/28/1997Central Michigan/USAUCAM Murcia (Spain)
21Malcolm HillG6-622510/26/1995Illinois/USAHapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
34Daulton HommesF6-821507/04/1996Point Loma Nazarene/USAVanoli Cremona (Italy)
5Herbert JonesF6-820610/06/1998Alabama/USAAlabama Crimson Tide (NCAA)
13Kira Lewis Jr.G6-117004/06/2001Alabama/USANew Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
0Didi LouzadaG6-521007/02/1999Sydney Kings (Australia)/BrazilNew Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
8Naji MarshallF6-722001/24/1998Xavier (OH)/USANew Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
18Anžejs PasečņiksC7-122912/20/1995LatviaWashington Wizards (NBA)
40Moses WrightC6-923312/23/1998Georgia Tech/USAGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA)

Pelicans 2021 Summer League Schedule

DateEventTime (Central)TelevisionLocation
Monday, August 9Game #1 vs. Bulls2:00 p.m.ESPN2Cox Pavilion
Wednesday, August 11Game #2 vs. Thunder6:00 p.m.NBA TVCox Pavilion
Friday, August 13Game #3 vs. Cavaliers5:00 p.m.NBA TVThomas & Mack Center
Sunday, August 15Game #4 vs. Warriors8:00 p.m.ESPN2Cox Pavilion
August 16/17Game #5TBDTBDTBD

{Courtesy: release from the New Orleans Pelicans}

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