The Pistons' first round draft pick, Sekou Doumbouya, talks about his life and his game during his introductory press conference. The Detroit News


Auburn Hills — After drafting Sekou Doumbouya 15th overall in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Pistons will get their first look at him -- along with several of their young players -- in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The schedule, released on Friday, includes four games in the preliminary rounds: July 5 against the Croatian National Team, July 6 against the Trail Blazers, July 8 vs. the Pacers and July 10 against the 76ers.

The expanded Las Vegas Summer League will have all 30 NBA teams, plus the national teams from Croatia and China. The Pistons’ matchup against Croatia will be the event opener; the second game will feature the Blazers, who won the championship last summer.

Each team will play four games, and the top eight teams will proceed to a bracket-style tournament to determine a champion. The remaining teams will play in a consolation pool.


July 5 vs. Croatia, 3 p.m. ET, Cox Pavilion (NBATV)

July 6 vs. Blazers, 3:30 p.m., Thomas and Mack Center (ESPNU)

July 8 vs. Pacers, 5 p.m., Cox Pavilion (ESPNU)

July 10 vs. 76ers, 3 p.m., Cox Pavilion (NBATV)

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