Trey Lyles, Canada to face USA basketball in showcase game

Jul 10, 2024, 8:26 AM | Updated: 11:04 am

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The 2024 Olympics are near.

As athletes prepare for the trip to Paris, USA basketball will play a series of showcase games to prepare for the Group Play stage that will tip off later this month.

Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles and the Canadian men’s national team will face LeBron James and the United States on Wednesday in a showcase game at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (7:30 PM PDT, FS1).

Lyles has joined forces with former Kings associate head coach Jordi Fernández, who is slated to experience his first Olympic Games as head coach of Team Canada.

Fernández, who was hired to be the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets following Sacramento’s elimination from Playoff contention, replaced Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse last Summer, where he led Canada to its first Olympic berth since 2000.

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Lyles, 28, just put the finishing touches on another solid season for the Kings.

Over 58 games, the 6’9 forward averaged 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range.

The veteran will have plenty of competition in camp to make the Canadian team, as several NBA talents will look to secure spots on Fernández’s roster.

MVP candidate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander highlights a talent pool that also includes Dillon Brooks, Kelly Olynyk, RJ Barrett, Lu Dort, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Dwight Powell, and NBA champion guard Jamal Murray.

Canada brings the most current NBA players (10) of any country outside the US to the Olympics.

The 2024 Olympic Games are set to begin on Friday, July 26th in Paris, France, with Basketball tipping off on Saturday, July 27th.

When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The 2024 California Classic will conclude on Wednesday night in San Francisco as the Kings face the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center in the inaugural Battle of NorCal for The Mitch Richmond Trophy, named in honor of the NBA Hall of Famer who made a significant impact on both franchises.

Action is set to tip off at 7:00 PM PDT and will be televised on NBA TV.

Sactown Sports 1140 will have all of your Sacramento Kings coverage for the California Classic, Summer League, free agency, and much more!

Sacramento Kings 2024 Summer Schedule

California Classic | Chase Center | San Francisco, CA

  • Wednesday, July 10th – vs. Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PDT

NBA 2K25 Summer League | Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion | Las Vegas, NV

  • Friday, July 12th – @ Memphis Grizzlies – 3:00 PM PDT (NBA TV)
  • Monday, July 15th – vs. Utah Jazz – 7:00 PM PDT (ESPNU)
  • Wednesday, July 17th – @ New York Knicks – 12:30 PM PDT (NBA TV)
  • Thursday, July 18th – vs. Washington Wizards – 4:00 PM PDT (ESPN)
  • Final game TBD

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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