Ben Simmons Headlines Sixers Summer League Roster

The Sixers released their roster for upcoming summer league play, which is headlined by Ben Simmons, selected first overall in last month's NBA draft.

Ben Simmons | Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Simmons will play for the Sixers in summer league competition | Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers released the roster that will compete in the Utah Jazz and Samsung (Las Vegas) NBA Summer Leagues, which does include #1 overall pick Ben Simmons.

Simmons created a little bit of concern over whether or not he would compete in summer league play during his introductory press conference last week when he directed inquiries about his participation to his agent.

Simmons headlines a group that includes second year players T.J. McConnell, Richaun Holmes, and Christian Wood. It also includes fellow 2016 draft pick Timothe Luwawu, as well as undrafted free agents such as Alex Caruso (Texas A&M), James Web III (Boise State), and Maodo Lo (Columbia).

Dario Saric will not be participating in summer league as he will be competing in the Olympic qualifying tournament for Croatia, which overlaps with the NBA summer leagues. Joel Embiid will also not play as he continues his rehab from surgery last offseason to repair the navicular bone in his right foot.

Assistant coach Billy Lange will lead the team in Utah, with Lloyd Pierce taking over head coaching responsibilities in Vegas.

The Sixers will tip off their summer schedule on July 4th against Boston in the Utah Summer League. The full schedule, and roster, are below.

2016 Utah Summer League

DateOpponentTime (ET)
Mon, July 4thBoston7 pm
Tues, July 5thSan Antonio8 pm
Thur, July 7thUtah9 pm

2016 Vegas Summer League

DateOpponentTime (ET)
Sat, July 9thLakers8:30 pm
Sun, July 10thChicago8:30 pm
Tues, July 12thGolden State8:30 pm
July 13th-18thTournament playTBD