By Brady Klopfer
The Golden State Warriors went 1-2 in the group stage of the Las Vegas Summer League. After myriad tiebreakers were considered, that earned them a match against the 2-1 Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the single-elimination tournament. They square off at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBA TV.
With a win, the Warriors would face the winner of tonight’s match-up between the Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets. That game would take place on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. With a loss, the Warriors would be eliminated from the tournament, but would still play on Friday at 7:00 p.m., against the loser of today’s game between the Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There’s not too much to preview in Summer League games, which have minimal coaching and preparation, and bizarre rosters that are constantly in flux. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at some of the storylines.
The Hornets came to Las Vegas with a pretty interesting roster. At the center of it was this year’s 12th-overall pick, Miles Bridges. I was highly impressed watching Bridges, a 6’7” wing who displayed a tremendous feel for the game and some impressive versatility and athleticism. Keep your eye on...