The Charlotte Hornets will be partaking in both the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League this year. With so many young players and new draft picks on their roster, the Hornets will likely use the two Summer League tournaments to better look at their young prospects under team control.
Hornets fans will likely want to follow their team through the two upcoming tournaments. Fortunately, the schedules have now been released for both the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League. The schedules look like this:
Hornets schedule for the California Classic
July 3, 5 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs
July 5, 3 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors
Hornets schedule for Las Vegas Summer League
July 7, 9 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs @ Thomas & Mack Center
July 9, 4 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers @ Thomas & Mack Center
July 11, 8:30 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers @ Thomas & Mack Center
July 13, 7:30 pm ET: Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans @ Cox Pavilion
Now that we know the Hornets’ schedule for the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League let’s look at who will be on their roster.
Charlotte Hornets roster for the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League
Which members of the Charlotte Hornets Summer League Roster were drafted?
Amari Bailey, Nick Smith, and Brandon Miller are the recently drafted players who will be participating in Charlotte’s summer tournaments, while James Nnaji has not been confirmed or ruled out at this point.
All three (four if Nnaji comes over from Europe) players will be looking to impress the coaching staff in the hope of earning themselves an opportunity to compete for a roster spot once training camp begins. Summer League will also give the Hornets’ front office a chance to take a closer look at some under-the-radar free agents. However, Theo Maledon is likely the player under the most pressure for the Hornets as he looks to convince the coaching and front office staff to extend him a full NBA contract after the team offered him a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent in late June.
For now, though, all eyes will be on July 3, when Charlotte and San Antonio face off in the California Classic.