Official NBA Las Vegas Summer League Thread

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2012 NBA Vegas Summer League Game Schedule:

All Times listed are PACIFIC

Friday July 13
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Atlanta vs. Washington
3 PM -- Houston vs. Toronto
5 PM -- Golden State vs. LA Lakers
7 PM -- Sacramento vs. Charlotte

Saturday July 14
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Memphis vs. New York
3 PM -- Golden State vs. Denver
5 PM -- LA Lakers vs. Sacramento
7 PM -- Houston vs. Washington

Sunday July 15
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- New York vs. Phoenix
3 PM -- Denver vs. Dallas
5 PM -- San Antonio vs. Atlanta
7 PM -- Washington vs. NBA D-League

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Toronto vs. Miami
5:30 PM -- Cleveland vs. Charlotte
7:30 PM -- New Orleans vs. Portland

Monday July 16
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Atlanta vs. Boston
3 PM -- Dallas vs. Toronto
5 PM -- Cleveland vs. NBA D-League
7 PM -- LA Clippers vs. Minnesota

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Houston vs. Sacramento
5:30 PM -- LA Lakers vs. Miami
7:30 PM -- Milwaukee vs. New Orleans

Tuesday July 17
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Denver vs. New York
3 PM -- Washington vs. Memphis
5 PM -- Portland vs. Houston
7 PM -- Chicago vs. Boston

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- San Antonio vs. LA Lakers
5:30 PM -- Cleveland vs. Phoenix
7:30 PM -- Minnesota vs. Charlotte

Wednesday July 18
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Milwaukee vs. Washington
3 PM -- Chicago vs. Houston
5 PM -- Atlanta vs. Dallas
7 PM -- San Antonio vs. LA Clippers

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Sacramento vs. Toronto
5:30 PM -- New Orleans vs. Phoenix
7:30 PM -- Golden State vs. Miami

Thursday July 19
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- New York vs. Toronto
3 PM -- Portland vs. Atlanta
5 PM -- Cleveland vs. Minnesota
7 PM -- NBA D-League vs. Milwaukee

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Boston vs. Sacramento
5:30 PM -- LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers
7:30 PM -- Charlotte vs. Denver

Friday July 20
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- New York vs. Cleveland
3 PM -- Denver vs. Portland
5 PM -- Miami vs. San Antonio
7 PM -- NBA D-League vs. Phoenix

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Memphis vs. Charlotte
5:30 PM -- Chicago vs. Golden State
7:30 PM -- Dallas vs. New Orleans

Saturday July 21
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Portland vs. Miami
3 PM -- Dallas vs. San Antonio
5 PM -- NBA D-League vs. Minnesota
7 PM -- Memphis vs. Phoenix

• Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM -- Golden State vs. New Orleans
5:30 PM -- Chicago vs. LA Clippers
7:30 PM -- Milwaukee vs. Boston

Sunday July 22
• COX Pavilion
1 PM -- Chicago vs. Milwaukee
3 PM -- Boston vs. LA Clippers
5 PM -- Memphis vs. Minnesota

• SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
• All Times listed are PACIFIC


Jul 13, 2012 - LAS VEGAS -- The NBA Summer League schedule started earlier this week in Orlando, but the true spectacle begins Friday afternoon in lovely Las Vegas when 24 teams begin a 10-day stretch that will feature 60 freakin' games of exhibition basketball. For the casual basketball fan, this isn't anything special. For the basketball aficionados among us, however, Friday's action is the unofficial start of the 2012-13 basketball season.

Not only will 13 of the 14 lottery picks be in action at the Thomas & Mack Center this week, but there are a ton of players looking to put themselves on the map as they try to earn a legitimate NBA opportunity.

No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis wasn't selected for a spot on Team USA for this year's London Olympics, but could be added ue to an injury to Blake Griffin. If not, he'll be in uniform when the New Orleans Hornets take on Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday evening. The new-look Washington Wizards -- featuring draft picks Bradley Beal and Tomas Satoransky -- will tip off the action on Friday afternoon against the Atlanta Hawks. The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats will match up later in the evening, too, as Thomas Robinson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist get their first looks since being drafted in the top five last month.

Aside from the well-known names from college, however, players that have toiled in Europe and the NBA Development League are looking for their first opportunity as well. Brian Butch will attempt to show he's healthy and ready to help the Atlanta Hawks, Daniel Orton will try to show the Toronto Raptors that he wasn't a mistake and even Reeves Nelson -- a player that was kicked off of the UCLA squad amid numerous allegations -- is attempting to make his way back on the map by way of a Summer League invite with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Though the former names are ones that are going to earn most of the publicity as the week rolls on in Las Vegas, the latter names are just as important when it comes to Summer League action. They are the players whose careers count on a few good games in the middle of the desert with the glares of NBA decision-makers coming down on them from all angles, and they're the players that, if they're unable to come away with a guaranteed contract, will have to decide whether they want to continue chasing the dream with lesser play in the D-League next season or if they'd rather take themselves off of the NBA map -- at least for next season -- with a trip to Europe.

Combined with last year's top college stars and the random players from Europe and the D-League grinding for a roster spot this fall, there are plenty of coaches looking for their first opportunity as well. Former NBA players Tyronn Lue and Mark Bryant served as head coaches this week in Orlando and there are quite a few other up-and-coming coaches with similar solid opportunities coming up this week in Vegas.

All of this is why it's so easy to fall in love with Summer League. Not only is the entire basketball world converging in Las Vegas, but there are new players looking to prove their worth, old players looking to prove they deserve an opportunity and young coaches looking to do a bit of both over the next ten days. Whether or not they're able to take advantage of the opportunities is a whole 'nother story -- a story that we'll keep constantly updating right here at SBNation.com this week with live updates from Las Vegas.



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 07-13-2012, 01:26 PM         #2
Ca$h Out 
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Boston gone be the only team to have winning records in both leagues...

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X_WunderKind_X 902 heat pts902
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Wanted to play boston just for the bragging rights
 4 years ago '06        #4
KingK 28 heat pts28
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Time for Barnes and Jenkins to show out




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beeboywhoo 31 heat pts31
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The only one worth watching is that
Portland vs 'debut of anthony davis and austin rivers' Hornets
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elvisfreshly 106 heat pts106
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Easy 5-0
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X_WunderKind_X 902 heat pts902
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 beeboywhoo said:
The only one worth watching is that
Portland vs 'debut of anthony davis and austin rivers' Hornets
Davis is with the USA team. ST21 told John Wall to put a hit on Blake Griffing for that Rookie of the Year snub so Anthony Davis is taking the place of the injured blake
 4 years ago '06        #8
xFMx ALCHEMiST 258 heat pts258
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Las Vegas >>>> Orlando league

Jenkins vs Brad Beal 1st game!!
then
Donatas Machado Lamb & TJones vs TRoss & Quincy Acy
get to see Barnes
then
Michael Kidd vs Thomas Robinson
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X_WunderKind_X 902 heat pts902
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 adulel08 said:
Las Vegas >>>> Orlando league

Jenkins vs Brad Beal 1st game!!
then
Donatas Machado Lamb & TJones vs TRoss & Quincy Acy
get to see Barnes
then
Michael Kidd vs Thomas Robinson
the way morey actin them n*ggas might not be there tomorrow
 07-13-2012, 02:20 PM         #10
Ca$h Out 
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real talk my n*gga baby kobe is the future...

to bad they don't play in vegas.
 4 years ago '07        #11
joshdogg26 186 heat pts186
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i'll be able to watch most of the heat games

cole world on a mission to seek and destroy

 4 years ago '10        #12
SoulOnIce 67 heat pts67
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Klay, Jenkins, Draymond, Ezeli, Barnes are gonna do work
 4 years ago '06        #13
xFMx ALCHEMiST 258 heat pts258
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Morey been smoking way too much Dwight pus*y hairs man...
Blowing up the team and the future for a Dwight Rental,

most i'd give for the Dwight/Bynum trade are Scola, Pat, Royce, Lamb + ALL of those picks we have.
 4 years ago '11        #14
eliwood 135 heat pts135
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 SoulOnIce said:
Klay, Jenkins, Draymond, Ezeli, Barnes are gonna do work


Watch Malik Wayns, he was doing good with Orlando in their summer league. He's on the Warriors squad for the LV league
 4 years ago '06        #15
O Nasty 96 heat pts96
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Jenkins stroking from deep 3 @ the end of the buzzer
 4 years ago '11        #16
X_WunderKind_X 902 heat pts902
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beal the only n*gga out there balling for washington lol
 4 years ago '11        #17
X_WunderKind_X 902 heat pts902
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n*gga John Jenkins is BALLING
 07-13-2012, 05:07 PM         #18
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rockets rookies vs. Terrance ross...
 07-13-2012, 05:09 PM         #19
Skratch 
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The real talent playin in Vegas WSH & Cleve sorry a.sses gettin matched up agains D league teams they sh*tty a.ss
 4 years ago '12        #20
CrapShoota 21 heat pts21
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Our whole reg roster is playing in summer league
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