The Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Sacramento Kings will participate in the California Classic, the NBA summer league in Sacramento, from June 1-3.
Five of the six games will be televised on NBA TV, while the other (Lakers vs Warriors on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET) will be on ESPN2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the games on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: ESPN and ESPN 2 are included in all of them, while NBA TV is in the upper three bundles.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of every Sacramento Summer League game (as well as all the Utah and Vegas Summer League games) on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package, while NBA TV comes in the “Sports Extra” add-on.
You can start a free 7-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch every Sacramento Summer League game (as well as all the Utah and Vegas Summer League games) live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBA TV is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. ESPN and ESPN2, however, aren’t included with FuboTV.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of all the NBA TV games on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
2019 California Classic Preview
Tyler Herro is expected to suit up for the Heat, which would make him the highest-picked player from the 2019 NBA draft to participate in the California Classic.
The No. 13 overall pick averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.1 steals as a freshman for Kentucky in 2018-19, shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from deep, and 93.5 percent from the free-throw line.
“We’ve lost some of our perimeter players over the last year and Tyler had just an incredible workout with us and great interview,” Heat president Pat Riley said of the guard, according to the Miami Herald. “I saw him in three or four tournament games and just really impressed with his overall game. The fact that he’s a sticker and a great free-throw shooting is just part of his game. We do feel like there’s an upside to him that can make him even more complete once he gets more opportunities in those situations. I think the way we develop players here, especially [Erik Spoelstra] and the staff, that we made a great pick today and so we’re excited about it. He fills a void and we feel, or I do, that he has an opportunity to play immediately for us.”
Jordan Poole, whom the Warriors drafted with the No. 28 pick, is the next-highest selection expected to play in Sacramento.
In his second year at Michigan, the 20-year-old guard put up 12.8 points, 3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest, hitting 43.6 percent of his field goals, 36.9 percent of his 3-pointers, and 83.3 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe.
“It’s an amazing organization, I’m just coming in and I know only so little about the entire situation,” Poole said during an introductory press conference, according to NBC Sports. “Hopefully, we can find a way to bring everybody back.”
During the NBA Finals, the Warriors lost Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to injuries that are expected to keep them out for the 2019-20 season. Both players are also free agents, though the Warriors are expected to at least keep Thompson, whom they drafted in 2011.
“I have a really good opportunity obviously with Klay out … but just coming in learning, whether it’s in practice and summer league and being a sponge and taking everything in,” Poole said, per NBC Sports. “The opportunity will present itself, but being able to feel like I can make an impact and if there’s an opportunity I’m definitely going to try to take it.”
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