Summer League action will end for 16 teams on Friday. The battle for placing will feature eight games in which the teams that didn't make it past the elimination round will face each other before tournament competition resumes on Saturday.
It's the last chance to see some of the highest picks of the 2015 draft compete against each other until the season starts in October.
Jahlil Okafor and the 76ers will battle Montrezl Harrell and the Rockets while D'Angelo Russell will look to close the competition strong against one of the best guards in the tournament in Utah's Bryce Cotton. Kristaps Porzingis, Emmanuel Mudiay, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kelly Oubre will also be in action, while second-year players like Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier and Bruno Caboclo will look to solidify a spot in the main team's rotation with good performances. That is, assuming they play -- teams may choose to rest their rookies after a long week.
Here's the full schedule (all times Eastern)
76ers vs. Rockets, 4 p.m.
Jahlil Okafor has been the main draw of Philadelphia's Summer League squad, but two guards could find themselves in the rotation next season after great showings. Point guard Pierre Jackson recently signed a four-year deal with the 76ers while former Gators scoring guard Scottie Wilbekin might have shot his way to the NBA after a stint in Europe, having connected on 48 percent of his three-pointers. For the Rockets, center Alan Williams has impressed, while Glen Rice Jr. leads the team in scoring with 21 points a game.
Kings vs. Heat, 4:30 p.m.
Willie Cauley-Stein has been as good as advertised for the Kings, averaging an efficient 11 points while excelling on the defensive end with almost three blocks a game. The sixth overall pick looks like someone who could start right away next to DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento. Facing him will be a Heat team that boast the potent scoring of Shabazz Napier and Greg Whittington. Second-year forward James Ennis has disappointed so far for Miami and this will be his last chance to make his mark in Summer League play, so expect him to come out firing.
Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers, 6 p.m.
The Timberwolves have one of the best big men tandems in Summer League in first overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns and Adreian Payne, as well as two guards who will be with the main team once the season begins in Tyus Jones and Lorenzo Brown. The tournament for them has been about developing chemistry and giving the incoming rookies a taste of NBA competition. The Cavaliers are not stacked with a lot of top-level talent but have second-year player Joe Harris on their roster as well as six-year NBA veteran D.J. White. They will provide a fine final test for Minnesota's youngsters.
Jazz vs. Lakers, 6:30 p.m.
Summer League has been a humbling experience for second overall pick D'Angelo Russell. The talented guard has struggled greatly and has only showed small flashes of his huge potential. He will get one last chance to leave a good impression before heading into training camp. Sophomores Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson will also look to finish strong after an up-and-down showing. The Utah Jazz won't make it easy for them. Bryce Cotton has been one of the best guards in Summer League play. A physical front line that includes Trey Lyles and Jack Cooley will make the Lakers earn their points.
Nets vs. D-League Select, 8 p.m.
The biggest name on the D-League Select team is former second overall pick Hasheem Thabeet, but its star has been guard Justin Dentmon. The 29-year-old gunner is averaging 17 points on 50-50-90 percentages. It might not be enough for the undersized Dentmon to catch on with an NBA team, but it should draw plenty of attention from overseas squads. He will face a younger version of himself in Nets guard Ryan Boatright. The former Connecticut Husky is averaging 14 points on only 20 minutes a game and could make Brooklyn's team after going undrafted.
Bucks vs. Knicks, 8:30 p.m.
The Summer Knicks have gotten solid performances from their rookies Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant, which bodes well for their upcoming season. Second-year player Cleanthony Early has also excelled and could carve out a spot for himself in the rotation. Bucks' rookie Rashad Vaughn, the youngest player in the past draft, is showing off the scoring ability that had him on scouts' radar from an early age by averaging over 16 points per game. A few of the names that will be in action in this game will be in the league next season, and so far it seems like they won't be out of place.
Wizards vs. Nuggets, 10 p.m.
The Nuggets have four players under guaranteed contracts for next season participating in Las Vegas: Emmanuel Mudiay, Joffrey Lauvergne, Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris. With trade rumors concerning the team's veterans floating around, they could very likely see major minutes next year. They have had the opportunity to develop some chemistry by playing together in the summer and have made the best of it. Things are different for the Summer Wizards. First-round pick Kelly Oubre is the only member of the team with a guaranteed spot on the big team, so expect the other players to seize their last chance to impress an NBA front office and earn a contract.
Trail Blazers vs. Raptors, 10:30 p.m.
The Blazers lost scorer Allen Crabbe to an ankle injury but still have the impressive Noah Vonleh leading them. Vonleh was traded from the Hornets to Portland earlier this summer and seems primed for a breakout year after a quiet rookie season. He's averaging 17 points and eight rebounds while showing three-point range. He will have his hands full against a long Raptors front line that includes Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira and their ridiculous wingspans. The player to watch in Toronto is Norman Powell, a second-round pick that earned a multi-year contract thanks to his athleticism and scoring ability.