How to watch Miami basketball alums in NBA Summer League

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV /

Several Miami basketball alums will be participating in the NBA Summer League next month in Las Vegas. The league will mark the professional debuts of recent Miami draftees Lonnie Walker and Bruce Brown.

This year is the first season that all 30 NBA teams are participating in the summer league. Several other Miami basketball alums are likely to participate in Las Vegas.

Davon Reed and Kamari Murphy are 2017 Miami basketball alums who are likely to be on Summer League rosters. Trey McKinney-Jones is another possibility.

Walker and Brown will almost definitely be on the rosters of the teams that drafted them. Walker went 18th overall to San Antonio. Brown was selected 42nd overall by Detroit.

Reed was a second-round draft choice of the Suns last year. The Miami basketball leading scorer in 2017 played in 21 games with one start in Phoenix last season. Reed didn’t make his NBA debut until January 14. He suffered a torn MCL that sidelined him for five months. He also spent time in the G-League last season.

It’s the same injury that kept Lonnie Walker off the court for three months last year. Miami football players Chris Herndon IV and Ahmmon Richards also torn their MCLs.

Reed will have a battle on his hands this summer and in training camp. The Suns drafted two guards. Elie Okobo from France and Colorado’s George King were second-round picks for Phoenix.

King’s selection will potentially have a bigger impact on Reed’s future. Okobo plays point guard and just signed a four-year contract with the Suns. The first two years are guaranteed. Like Reed, King was a forward in college but can play either wing position.

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  • It would be surprising for both King and Reed to make the Suns. Either King, Reed or even both could potentially wind up on the Suns G-League team in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

    Murphy played with the Nets team last summer in Las Vegas. He also played with the Nets in the G-League this past season. Murphy averaged 10.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds. He was one of 32 players invited to the Utah Jazz’s free agent minicamp earlier this month.

    McKinney-Jones spent most of the 2017-18 season with the Indiana Pacers G-League affiliate the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The former Miami guard played one minute of one game with the Pacers during the 2017-18 season. McKinney-Jones shot 51.1 percent from the field and 40.3 percent on three-point attempts for Fort Wayne.

    The Pacers selected UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday in the draft. Holiday is the brother of current NBA Players Jrue of the New Orleans Pelicans and Justin who plays for the Bulls.

    Former USC guard Elijah Stewart will join the Pacers summer league roster. Other potential players are point guards Edmond Sumner and Joe Young. Both players are currently on the Pacers roster.

    Walker will be playing alongside the Spurs first round pick from 2017. Derrick White who played collegiately at Colorado was San Antonio’s first-round pick last year and plays point guard.

    Walker and White are the likely starting backcourt in Las Vegas next month. Former Virginia guard London Perrantes is also expected to be on the Spurs summer league roster.

    Next: What is Bruce Brown's future with Pistons?

    Brown is likely to be a part of a Pistons summer league backcourt that is expected to include former Duke guard Luke Kennard and the Pistons other second-round pick guard Khyri Thomas from Creighton.