NBA Summer League Continues This Weekend
The NBA Summer League returned to Las Vegas last Friday. The Summer League will run through July 17. All 30 NBA teams will be participating. Each team will play four games between July 7 and July 14. The top four teams after four games will then advance to the Summer League semifinals on July 16 with the championship game on July 17. The remaining 26 teams will play a fifth game on either July 15 or 16. All games will be played on the campus of UNLV at the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center.
The NBA Summer League has gained in popularity each summer and this year will be no exception as fans will be excited to watch this year’s crop of NBA rookies, including the number one overall pick, Victor Wembanyama, who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs. The 7′ 3” Wembanyama made his Vegas debut last Friday against Charlotte, who have the number two overall pick in 6′ 8″ forward Brandon Miller from the University of Alabama.
The games so far have been fairly exciting and the opening weekend saw sellout crowds at the Thomas & Mack. The games today (Thursday) and on Friday will determine which four teams make the Summer League semifinals. As of today, Cleveland, Houston, and Utah all have 3-0 records. Fans looking to get another glimpse of Wembanyama will be disappointed as he won’t play in either of San Antonio’s remaining two games. The Lakers’ summer league team has a record of 2-1 and will play on Friday vs. Memphis.
Tickets for Summer League games are on sale now. Single day tickets allow access to all of that days games and season passes are available as well. Tickets can be purchased at NBAEvents.com. All Summer League games will also be televised on ESPN and ESPN2.
Check out these highlights of number one overall draft pick Victor Wembanyama, who played last season in France…