Pelicans announce 2021 NBA Summer League roster
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.||Player||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Born||College/Country||Last Team Played For|
|15||Jose Alvarado||G||6-0||179||04/12/1998||Georgia Tech/USA||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA)|
|41||David DiLeo||F||6-8||224||02/28/1997||Central Michigan/USA||UCAM Murcia (Spain)|
|21||Malcolm Hill||G||6-6||225||10/26/1995||Illinois/USA||Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)|
|34||Daulton Hommes||F||6-8||215||07/04/1996||Point Loma Nazarene/USA||Vanoli Cremona (Italy)|
|5||Herbert Jones||F||6-8||206||10/06/1998||Alabama/USA||Alabama Crimson Tide (NCAA)|
|13||Kira Lewis Jr.||G||6-1||170||04/06/2001||Alabama/USA||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|0||Didi Louzada||G||6-5||210||07/02/1999||Sydney Kings (Australia)/Brazil||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|8||Naji Marshall||F||6-7||220||01/24/1998||Xavier (OH)/USA||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|25||Trey Murphy III||G/F||6-9||206||06/18/2000||Virginia/USA||Virginia Cavaliers (NCAA)|
|18||Anžejs Pasečņiks||C||7-1||229||12/20/1995||Latvia||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|40||Moses Wright||C||6-9||233||12/23/1998||Georgia Tech/USA||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA)|
Pelicans 2021 Summer League Schedule
|Monday, August 9||Game #1 vs. Bulls||2:00 p.m.||ESPN2||Cox Pavilion|
|Wednesday, August 11||Game #2 vs. Thunder||6:00 p.m.||NBA TV||Cox Pavilion|
|Friday, August 13||Game #3 vs. Cavaliers||5:00 p.m.||NBA TV||Thomas & Mack Center|
|Sunday, August 15||Game #4 vs. Warriors||8:00 p.m.||ESPN2||Cox Pavilion|
|August 16/17||Game #5||TBD||TBD||TBD|