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NBA announces dates for this year’s Summer League

The NBA announced Sunday that this year’s Las Vegas Summer League will take place July 7-17.

The event, which serves as the first exposure for rookies to NBA-level basketball, again will be at the Thomas & Mack Center and the adjoining Cox Pavilion. All 30 NBA teams are expected to participate.

The Las Vegas Summer League has become one of the NBA’s key offseason events since it debuted in 2004. After being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 with each team guaranteed to play five games followed by a playoff tournament.

The format for this year’s event was not disclosed. The Sacramento Kings beat the Boston Celtics 100-67 to win the championship in last year’s event.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on Twitter.

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