KJ McDaniels will make his Sixers debut in NBA's Las Vegas Summer League

Philadelphia will play games on July 12, 14 and 15; tournament televised by NBA TV

Clemson's K.J. McDaniels and Pittsburgh's Jamel Artis compete for a loose ball in the first half.

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Clemson's K.J. McDaniels and Pittsburgh's Jamel Artis compete for a loose ball in the first half.

Former Clemson star K.J. McDaniels will make his Philadelphia 76ers debut July 11-21 in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League.

The Sixers announced their split roster for the Orlando Summer League on Wednesday, and McDaniels was not included. Half the team will play in the shorter Orlando League July 5-11, while the rest will play in Las Vegas. Several players are expected to play at both venues.

Also being held out of the first sessions is McDaniel's fellow forward draftee, Jordan McRae of Tennessee.

The Las Vegas tournament consists of 67 games contested over the course of the 11-day event at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

NBA TV's coverage of the NBA Summer League will begin in COX Pavilion on July 11 with a four-game slate. The network will televise all 67 games, including a total of 38 games live during the event, including the championship game on July 21.

The reigning summer league champion Golden State Warriors, who recently hired Steve Kerr as their head coach, will begin the quest to defend their title on opening day in a 5:30 p.m. PT tilt against the Charlotte Hornets at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Warriors won the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship in 2013, defeating the Phoenix Suns 91-77 in the title game. The Hornets are coming off their first trip to the playoffs since 2010.

For the second consecutive year, the event will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating in the crowning of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 Champion on Monday, July 21.

Each of the participating teams will play three games apiece between July 11 and 15 before being seeded in the tournament, which tips off on July 16 and runs through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team will play no fewer than five games during Samsung NBA Summer League 2014.

The Sixers will open play against Utah on Saturday, July 12, and then will face Cleveland on July 14 and Phoenix on July 15.

NBA Summer League Schedule

Friday, July 11

COX Pavilion

1 PM -- New York vs. Dallas* (Game 1)

3 PM -- Toronto vs. LA Lakers* (Game 2)

5 PM -- Cleveland vs. Milwaukee* (Game 3)

7 PM -- Sacramento vs. San Antonio* (Game 5)

Thomas & Mack

5:30 PM -- Golden State vs. Charlotte (Game 4)

7:30 PM -- NBA D-League vs. New Orleans (Game 6)

Saturday, July 12

COX Pavilion

1 PM -- Portland vs. New York* (Game 7)

3 PM -- Toronto vs. Denver* (Game 9)

5 PM -- Phoenix vs. Golden State* (Game 11)

7 PM -- Houston vs. Miami (Game 13)

Thomas & Mack

1:30 PM -- Atlanta vs. Washington (Game 8)

3:30 PM -- Dallas vs. Minnesota (Game 10)

5:30 PM -- Chicago vs. LA Clippers (Game 12)

7:30 PM -- Utah vs. Philadelphia* (Game 14)

Sunday, July 13

COX Pavilion

1 PM -- Cleveland vs. San Antonio* (Game 15)

3 PM -- Sacramento vs. Charlotte* (Game 17)

5 PM -- Chicago vs. Denver* (Game 19)

7 PM -- Milwaukee vs. Phoenix* (Game 21)

Thomas & Mack

1:30 PM -- LA Lakers vs. New Orleans (Game 16)

3:30 PM -- Atlanta vs. NBA D-League (Game 18)

5:30 PM -- Portland vs. Houston (Game 20)

7:30 PM -- Washington vs. Minnesota (Game 22)

Monday July 14

COX Pavilion

1 PM -- New York vs. Charlotte* (Game 23

3 PM -- Toronto vs. Dallas* (Game 25

5 PM -- Cleveland vs. Philadelphia* (Game 27

7 PM -- Golden State vs. LA Lakers* (Game 29)

Thomas & Mack

1:30 PM -- Sacramento vs. NBA D-League (Game 24)

3:30 PM -- San Antonio vs. New Orleans (Game 26)

5:30 PM -- Miami vs. LA Clippers (Game 28)

7:30 PM -- Utah vs. Milwaukee (Game 30)

Tuesday July 15

COX Pavilion

1 PM -- Portland vs. Atlanta* (Game 31

3 PM -- LA Clippers vs. Houston* (Game 33

5 PM -- Philadelphia vs. Phoenix* (Game 35)

Thomas & Mack

1:30 PM -- Chicago vs. Minnesota (Game 32)

3:30 PM -- Miami vs. Washington (Game 34)

5:30 PM -- Utah vs. Denver (Game 36)

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