Written by Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
The New York Knicks will be participating in the 2014 Las Vegas Summer league yet again this season. The league will run from July 11th-July 21st, and will be the first opportunity to see the new rookie class and some of the young players with bright futures. The Knicks, like all other teams, will play at least five games in the tournament-style format that will be held at the Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus.
The Knicks will be bringing a loaded backcourt to the summer league, which should prove positive results as the summer league is more about showcasing offense than defense. They have a number of young players that fans will be seeing in action for the first time, including second round draft picks Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. This will also be the first time Knicks’ fans can see Shane Larkin in action, and 2013 All-Rookie First Team selection Tim Hardaway Jr. Here is the rest of the Knicks roster for the summer league.
Three other Knicks from last season, Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich and Shannon Brown, will join the four players mentioned above, in addition to Langston Galloway, Jordan Henriquez, Zane Johnson, Cameron Moore, Will Sheehey, Brandon Triche, and Jordan Vandenberg.
The scheduled Knicks games right now will be:
July 11th: 1 PM ET vs. Dallas Mavericks
July 12th: 1 PM ET vs. Portland Trailblazers
July 14th: 1 PM ET vs. Charlotte Hornets
The next games the Knicks play will be determined by how well they perform in the three games scheduled.