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NBA: Summer League-Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets summer league team will make their debut vs. the Mavericks on Friday, July 5, at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas and play the Wizards and Magic as well as the Croatian national team in the preliminary round of the 10-day competition.

Here’s the schedule for the first week’s action ... All times listed are Eastern

July 5, 7 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Dallas (NBA TV)

July 7, 4 p.m. – Croatia vs. Brooklyn (NBA TV)

July 8, 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Washington (NBA TV)

July 10, 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Orlando (ESPNU)

The first two games will be played at the Cox Pavilion, the latter two at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The event opens with all 32 teams —30 NBA teams and the national squads of Croatia and China— playing four preliminary games each. The top eight teams are then seeded in a tournament, which culminates with a Championship Game on July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Teams that do not qualify for the tournament will each play a consolation game. Every team will play at least five games and as many as seven.

According to a report by Michael Scotto last week, the Nets team will be coached by Adam Harrington, the Nets assistant coach and director of player development. Among those joining him on the bench will be the head coach of Flamengo in Brazil. Gustavo De Conti. Conti is the latest of several international coaches who over the years the Nets have invited to work with them in the Summer League.

While the summer league roster hasn’t been released, a number of the Nets younger players have said they plan to play and there’s been news of signings.

Already three players off last year’s roster —Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa— have said they intend to play. No word on Theo Pinson who’ll become a restricted free agent on July 1. Presumably, both of the Nets second round picks in Thursday’s draft — 6’11” Georgia power forward Nic Claxton and 6’3” UCLA point guard Jaylen Hands— will travel to Las Vegas as well.

Another Jaylen, Jaylen Morris, a 6’5” shooting guard who’s played for the Bucks and Hawks, was signed Friday, according to Adam Zagoria...

Morris’ pro career began in 2017 when he paid $150 to work out with the Long Island Nets and was later taken by the Erie Bayhawks in the G League Draft.

Also joining the team is Ahmed Hill, a 6’5” shooting guard out of Virginia Tech, according to reports out of Blacksburg, VA.

C.J. Massinburg, a 6’3” point guard from the University of Buffalo who played a role in some notable Buffalo upsets, tweeted out his appreciation for a Nets invite.

The agent for Kaleb Johnson, a 6’7” small forward out of Georgetown, congratulated his client...

In addition, there have been rumors that at least two of the Nets three overseas stashes, Isaia Cordinier, a 6’5” combo guard out of France, and Aleksandar Vezenkov, a 6’9” stretch 4 from Bulgaria, could join the team. Cordinier posted an Instagram video of himself in Brooklyn Friday.