TheÂ 2012 NBA Summer LeagueÂ will take place July 13-22 in Las Vegas at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavillion. This will mark the 7th season of competition for the league which showcases the top rookies, free agents and select roster players.
The NBA lockout prohibited the Summer League from occurring last year, adding much anticipation to this years event!
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Press Release Enclosed
â€“2012 EVENT WILL BE PLAYED AT COX PAVILION AND THOMAS & MACK CENTERâ€“
NEW Â YORK, April 10, 2012 â€“ NBA Summer League returns to action this summerÂ July Â 13-22 Â at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campusÂ of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Launched Â in Â 2004 Â as Â the Â Las Â Vegas Â Summer League, the inaugural eventÂ featured Â six Â NBA Â teams Â (Boston Â Celtics, Â Cleveland Cavaliers, Â DenverÂ Nuggets, Â Orlando Â Magic, Â Phoenix Â Suns Â and Washington Wizards) playing aÂ 13-game Â slate. The NBA joined forces with the original event organizers inÂ 2007, Â and Â the Â summer Â showcase Â has Â expanded Â exponentially Â since Â itsÂ inception.
During Â the Â most Â recent Â competition Â in 2010, 22 NBA teams, including 11Â playoff Â teams, Â competed in a 58-game schedule that featured 10 of the topÂ 14 Â picks Â in the 2010 NBA Draft. Â Fans that werenâ€™t able to experience theÂ action in person were able to tune into NBA TV or log on toÂ NBA.comÂ and seeÂ every Â play, Â including Â Jeremy Â Linâ€™s Â breakout performance for the DallasÂ Mavericks. Matched up against John Wall and the Washington Wizards on JulyÂ 15, Â 2010, Â Lin Â scored Â 11 Â of Â his 13 points in the fourth quarter as theÂ Mavericks Â mounted Â a Â furious Â comeback Â after Â trailing Â from the openingÂ buzzer, to come within six points of victory, before falling, 88-82.
Landry Â Fields, Â Linâ€™s Â current Â backcourt Â mate Â with the New York Knicks,Â arrived in Las Vegas two summers ago as an unheralded second-round pick (39th Â overall) Â in Â the Â 2010 Â NBA Draft. In five games, Fields averaged 15.6Â points Â and Â 4.8 Â rebounds, Â then went on to earn NBA All-Rookie First TeamÂ honors, appearing in all 82 games (81 starts) for the Knicks, averaging 9.7
points and 6.4 rebounds.
Exciting Â games featuring the NBAâ€™s newest talent have always been a stapleÂ at Â NBA Â Summer Â League. Â Five of the last six NBA Rookie of the Year awardÂ winners Â have Â joined Â their Â teams in Las Vegas including: Chris Paul (NewÂ Orleans Â Hornets, Â 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers, 2006-07),Â Kevin Â Durant Â (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10)
and Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11).
Other Â league Â highlights include the participation of the Chinese NationalÂ team Â in Â 2007, which marked the first international team to participate inÂ the Â league Â and Â the NBA Development League Select teamâ€™s participation inÂ 2009 and 2010 events.
Tickets Â for Â the 2012 NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m.Â PDT. Â Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the Stripâ€™s hottest summerÂ event Â by Â calling 702-739-FANS, throughÂ UNLVtickets.comÂ or by visiting anyÂ UNLV ticket outlet.
A Â complete schedule of games and broadcast information will be released atÂ a later date.