Two former Kentucky Wildcats will look to get shots in the NBA by showing out in the 2016 NBA Summer League.
For Marquis Teague, he's trying to get back into the league after failing to make a roster last season. He lasted played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2014, and has since been playing with the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA D-League.
Now, Teague will get a shot with the Dallas Mavericks in the Orlando Summer League. The Mavs just announced their summer league roster, which includes Teague. He'll get to play in the Orlando Summer League, and could play in the Las Vegas Summer League if another team invites him there.
Elsewhere, Alex Poythress is looking to break into the NBA after not hearing his name called during the 2016 NBA Draft. He'll get that shot with the Magic in the Orlando Summer League, the team announced this week.
Poythress is coming off a successful four-year tenure at UK, in which he was a member of two Final Four teams, two SEC regular-season crowns and two SEC Tournament titles. This past season, Poythress averaged 10.2 points and a team-high 6.0 rebounds as a senior.
For his career, he averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. He is one of only 12 players to register 900 career points, 500 career rebounds and 70 career blocks.
As for Teague, he entered the NBA in 2012 when he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, where he played for one season before moving to the Brooklyn Nets via trade. He’s spent the last two seasons playing for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s D-League affiliate. Last season, Teague averaged 15.7 points and 5.9 assists per game.
The Orlando summer league will feature two Magic squads along with the Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder.