Which Las Vegas metaphor should we go to here? The Raptors are shooting some cold dice, they’re having bum luck at the roulette table, and you can forget about even looking at that deck of cards. After going winless in three games, Toronto’s Summer League squad shouldn’t even be in the casino.
And yet, here we are, with the first game in the knockout section of the tournament. Every team gets into it, but from how the Raptors have been handling themselves, it may just be time to fold’em. Yes, you better believe I’m cueing up the appropriate music right now.
In other, more basketball-related news, as we’ve reported multiple times now (even in the heading of this here article), the Raptors will be without Malcolm Miller in tonight’s contest. There’s been no update as of yet on Fuquan Edwin, but he’s sat out the entire tourney so far, so let’s just hedge out bets on that one.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets have a full squad, including their recent first round pick Malik Beasley (19th in 2016).
Both Malik Beasley and Thomas Welsh are available to play tonight vs Raptors. Coach Jordi Fernandez will have Denver’s full Summer League roster at his disposal for the Nuggets’ opening round game of the tournament portion of Summer League.— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) July 11, 2018
Whether the Raptors like it or not, it’s time to shuffle up and deal once again. Here’s my full preview from earlier today, and now... let’s watch.
Where to Watch:
NBA League Pass, 10pm EST
Toronto — Rawle Alkins, Malachi Richardson, Codi Miller-McIntyre, OG Anunoby, Shevon Thompson
Denver — Monte Morris, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, Kenrich Williams, Tyler Lydon, Kennedy Meeks
Toronto — Fuquan Edwin (left knee), Malcolm Miller (shoulder)
Denver — None, those lucky ducks.