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Former Cyclones Square Off in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League

The NBA Summer League should be extra fun for Iowa State fans this year.

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The NBA Summer League is off and running and we’ve already seen some former Iowa State players make headlines.

Naz Mitrou-Long shot well with the Pacers during his stint in the Orlando Summer League, but fellow Pacer Georges Niang played only a minute before suffering a knee injury in his summer league debut.

Meanwhile, Abdel Nader finished strong in the Utah Summer League and will now make the trip to Las Vegas with his former teammates Matt Thomas, Mitrou-Long, Monte Morris and Deonte Burton.

The schedule gives us three match-ups where former teammates will face off against one another. Nader (Celtics) and Thomas (Lakers) will face off first, followed by Burton (Timberwolves) vs. Morris (Nuggets). Finally, Thomas and Mitrou-Long (Kings) will try to out-shoot one another before the playoffs begin.

These should be some fun games to watch for much of Cyclone nation. Below is the complete schedule of when the former Iowa Staters will play and how you can watch them.

All times in Central Time.

July 7th

LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers (Matt Thomas), 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings (Naz Mitrou-Long), 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets (Monte Morris), 9:00 p.m. on NBATV

July 8th

Boston Celtics (Abdel Nader) vs. LA Lakers (Thomas), 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

July 9th

Minnesota Timberwolves (Deonte Burton) vs Denver Nuggets (Morris), 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2

July 10th

LA Lakers (Thomas) vs Sacramento Kings (Mitrou-Long), 9:30 p.m. on NBA TV

July 11th

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (Burton), 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2


Which former Cyclone do you expect to play the best in Las Vegas?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Matt Thomas
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Naz Mitrou-Long
    (9 votes)
  • 24%
    Monte Morris
    (96 votes)
  • 50%
    Abdel Nader
    (194 votes)
  • 19%
    Deonte Burton
    (74 votes)
388 votes total Vote Now