The Dallas Mavericks start their summer league slate on Friday afternoon against the Chicago Bulls. Dallas has a strong squad in Las Vegas led by rookie second-round pick Jaden Hardy. Fans are excited to see what the 20-year-old can do in his first game with the Mavs.
It is the first game of the summer league for both teams. The Bulls have former Texas Legends guard Carlik Jones, but first-round pick Dalen Terry headlines their roster. Hardy will be looking to prove to Chicago that they made a mistake by selecting Terry over him on draft night.
Friday’s showdown will be an exciting contest between two teams packed with players looking to earn NBA roles next season. Here is a look at how fans can watch the game without being at Thomas and Mack Center on July 8.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls Las Vegas Summer League: How to watch
Start time: 3:00 p.m. CT or 4:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPNU (national)
Watch online: Watch ESPN, ESPN app, Mavs.com
Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls Las Vegas Summer League predictions
The Mavs won just one of their five games in Las Vegas last summer, and they will be looking to improve on that in 2022. Hardy drops 25 in his debut as he leads the Mavericks to a victory at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Bulls wing Dalen Terry is known as a lockdown defender, and he figures to draw the matchup on Hardy on Friday afternoon. If the Mavericks rookie can drop 20 and show off his playmaking chops, it will be a massive accomplishment to start the team’s run in Vegas. Hardy versus Terry will be the marquee matchup that supporters should be watching closely.
Moses Wright has a double-double and Jalen Lecque scores 15 as Dallas takes the victory. Expect the Chicago Bulls to keep things close, but ultimately, the Mavericks take the W in an exciting game in Vegas. Do not miss it.