NEW YORK — Tickets for the 2010 NBA Summer League, the league’s summer showcase in Las Vegas, will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. PDT. Marketing partners included in the event are EA SPORTS, Gatorade and T-Mobile.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets to see 23 teams including 22 NBA teams (11 that appeared in the 2010 NBA Playoffs), and a team of NBA D-League stars, compete in the hottest summer event by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet. Games will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas July 9-18, 2010
This year’s event will feature the Washington Wizards, who won the top overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Other participating teams with top five selections in this year’s draft include the Minnesota Timberwolves (fourth overall pick) and the Sacramento Kings (fifth). Additionally, 10 of the top 14 picks are expected to participate in Las Vegas this summer.
NBA Summer League 2009 saw the NBA D-League Select Team participate for the first time along with 21 NBA squads, including the Houston Rockets and the Memphis Grizzles, which each went a perfect 5-0. Anthony Randolph of the Golden State Warriors led the league in scoring with 26.8 ppg; Joey Dorsey of the Houston Rockets was the leading rebounder with 14.8 rpg; and Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Marcus Williams of the Memphis Grizzlies tied for the lead in assists with 8.2 apg. MVP honors went to the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, the top overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, who averaged 19.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Minnesota’s Jonny Flynn earned the T-Mobile Rookie of the Month award for July, averaging 15.0 points, 7.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds.
A complete schedule of games as well as broadcast information will be released at a later date.