In their first game of NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the OKC Thunder will take on the Detroit Pistons and their top pick in Cade Cunningham.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 is set to kick off on Sunday night, with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons being one of the marquee matchups.
Taking place August 8-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, 75 games will take place over the course of the ten days.
Full Schedule: Thunder Summer League
All 75 games will air on the ESPN networks or NBA TV. Each team will play five games, with four being played to determine who will matchup in the fifth based on record.
At +1500, the Oklahoma City Thunder are tied for their the eighth best odds to win MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021.
KEYS TO THE GAME:
All eyes will be on this opening night matchup as the Detroit Pistons will showcase their recent No. 1 overall pick in
Cade Cunningham. After a season at Oklahoma State, he's set to take the league by storm as the next generational point guard.
On the flip side, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a 6-foot-8 guard of their own in
Josh Giddey. Selected with the sixth overall pick in the recent draft, he doesn't have the same game as Cunningham, but certainly has the chance to be a franchise-altering player.
While no major takeaways should come from NBA Summer League due to small sample size and players just getting their feet wet, it will be fascinating to see some of these rookies and other young players in action.
Full Roster: Thunder Summer League
There's a great chance that this summer league will feature several future NBA All-Stars.
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