All four of this year’s conference finalists — Cleveland, Atlanta, Golden State and Houston — will field teams in Las Vegas and will be joined by 10 other teams which made the playoffs this year. Returning to the summer league will be the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets.
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With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
It almost wasn’t fair. The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas had for nine previous years grown in a positive direction. More teams. More fans. More interest.
Led by MVP guard Ray McCallum’s 29 points, Sacramento fought off fatigue and Houston, winning 77-68 and capturing the NBA Summer League championship.
The Sacramento Kings arrived in Las Vegas on July 5 to prepare for the NBA Summer League.
Tony Snell could have stayed in college. But that wouldn’t have necessarily made him any smarter.
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It’s early Friday morning at the Doolittle Community Center, and a very tall man is leading 145 kids through calisthenics on one of the center’s two basketball courts.
And they say no one cares about winning in the NBA Summer League.
It was midway through the third quarter, and Jordan Clarkson had a clear path to the basket for what was going to be an easy layup.
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When the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court for their final NBA Summer League game Friday against the Miami Heat at the Thomas & Mack Center, the team’s top draft pick from each of the past two seasons was missing.
The Chicago Bulls are putting the most impressive team on the floor in the NBA Summer League, and it’s no secret to basketball bettors.
No player on Cleveland’s roster better typified the disappointment that was the Cavaliers’ 2013-14 season than Anthony Bennett.
It’s not a mini-blimp, and don’t call it a drone either. Micah Warren has poured $600,000 into his company, Carangi Airships Inc., to produce “airships,” including one debuting this week at the Thomas & Mack Center during Vegas Summer League.
All jokes aside, if players in the Vegas Summer League don’t make the NBA, there are worse things than playing in the Turkish Basketball League.
They’re behind the baseline at Cox Pavilion. They’re in the corner of the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center. Who are these guys? Scouts.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is considering an in-season, neutral-site tournament.
It’s one thing to construct a Lamborghini one washer and screw at a time. It’s another to maintain and even improve its performance. Adam Silver is now the guy entrusted with the latter.
SCORES: Portland 91, Atlanta 76; Chicago 107, Minnesota 73; Houston 83, LA Clippers 60; Washington 85, Miami 83; Phoenix 97, Philadelphia 88; Utah 87, Denver 69
Commisioner Adam Silver said the league is waiting for the trial between Donald and Shelly Sterling to conclude so the NBA can finalize the sale of the team to Seattle’s Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The league’s owners met for four hours at Wynn Las Vegas for their annual summer meetings.
Four teams went undefeated heading into the start of today’s NBA Summer League playoffs. The Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers all went 3-0 and are the top four seeds in the 24-team tournament. The championship game is Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Dante Exum is a member of the Utah Jazz, in search of a nickname — but without stereotypes, if you don’t mind.
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