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Update, June 29, 4:33 p.m.: D.J. Cooper's agent Mike Naiditch said Cooper will also play for the Philadelphia 76ers summer league team in the Orlando League. Cooper did not work out for the 76ers.
Play runs from July 7-12 for the Orlando League, so it will not interfere with Cooper's time in Las Vegas, where he will play for the Golden State Warriors.
Akron center Zeke Marshall was also added to Philadelphia's summer roster according to George Thomas of the Akron Beacon-Journal.
The Sixers used their first round pick to select Michael Carter-Williams, a 6-foot-6 point guard out of Syracuse. That could limit Cooper's playing time in Philadelphia lest it decides to move Carter-Williams to the shooting guard position.
The Golden State Warriors added D.J. Cooper to their summer league roster in Las Vegas, his agent confirmed on Friday. Cooper worked out with the Warriors on June 17, where they told him that “(he) played well, and (they) have been a fan of his game.”
The Warriors entered the NBA Draft without any draft picks, but jumped into the first round to select Nemanja Nedovic, a 6-foot-3 guard from Serbia. There are questions on whether he will stay overseas or come over to play with Golden State this season.
In summer league, Cooper will share point guard duties with Scott Machado. Machado was brought in through free agency this offseason after playing six games last year for Houston.
The Warriors are looking for a backup point guard with Jarrett Jack entering free agency. Jack played a key role in Golden State’s rotation last season, but is asking for more money in free agency.
Cooper had “several” teams call with summer league offers, but he and his agent were debating on what they felt presented the best opportunity. They may also add a team in the Orlando summer league, which takes place July 7-12.
The Las Vegas summer league starts July 12 and goes through July 22.