As expected, the Wizards will again make plans for Las Vegas this summer. They will be one of 22 teams to participate in NBA summer league at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from July 12-22.
The Wizards have been part of the summer league in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. This season, the event will have a new format, with the teams playing five games from July 12-16, followed by a single-elimination tournament to determine a champion on July 22.
The schedule and rosters will be announced at a later date, but the Wizards will field a team that is expected to feature the third overall pick from the June 27 draft.
At the end of the season, Coach Randy Wittman said he would like to have Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, and Tomas Satoransky, the Wizards’ 32nd overall pick from last summer, participate in summer league. Bradley Beal is open to participate but is still recovering from a stress injury in his right fibula.
Other teams that plan to participate include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto and team of NBA D-League select players.
The Wizards went 3-2 last summer in Las Vegas, as Beal averaged a team-high 17.6 points made the all-tournament team. They have an all-time record of 20-21 at the Las Vegas summer league.
Beal and John Wall will also be in Las Vegas from July 22-25 as participants in Team USA minicamp as it auditions players for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid.