Rockets Summer League: How to watch, preview, TV schedule, time, and dates

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The Houston Rockets will be playing four games in the NBA Summer League beginning Friday and could potentially play more depending on their results.

The Rockets will be participating in the NBA2K24 Summer League 2023, which will be held across two venues: the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, both near Las Vegas (Paradise, Nevada to be exact). This year marks the 17th year of the Summer League and the Rockets are bringing a competitive group to Vegas.

The NBA will be televising all games, meaning you can catch the Rockets at least four times over the next eight days with the proper channels. Here's how to watch.

Friday, July 7 - Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

Sunday, July 9 - Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN2

Tuesday, July 11 - Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Channel: NBATV

Thursday, July 13 - Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

Saturday, July 15 - Bracket play begins (teams and times TBD)

Houston Rockets players to watch

Amen Thompson will undoubtedly be the focus of the Summer League Rockets, as he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and figures to have a role on the Ime Udoka-led Rockets this upcoming season. Villanova standout and 20th overall pick Cam Whitmore will also be one of the main draws for Rockets fans, who have been very excited about him landing in the Space City with the team's latter pick in the first-round.

Both rookies will give fans the opportunity to see what they can bring to the table for the franchise long-term, albeit against lesser competition in the Summer League. Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. are also two notable names here, as the two flashed the potential to be cornerstones for the franchise during the 2022-23 season.

And many will be tuned in to see Ben Sullivan, the newly-hired assistant coach who will be leading the Rockets' Summer League crew.

All in all, the Summer League might just be a much-watch for diehard Rockets fans over the next couple of weeks.