NEW YORK — A matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, owners of the first and second overall picks, respectively, in NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm, highlights the 67-game schedule at Samsung NBA Summer League 2016. The 11-day showcase of top young NBA talent will run from Friday, July 8 through Monday, July 18 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
ESPN and NBA TV will provide non-stop coverage starting on opening day, which will feature six games and begin with the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m. ET. Seven of the top 10 selections in NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm are scheduled to make their Samsung NBA Summer League debut on July 8, a slate that includes four teams that competed in the 2016 NBA postseason — the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors.
The second day of action will have an additional eight games, including the potential first-ever game between the first and second selections in NBA Draft 2016 when the Sixers and Lakers face off at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center (ESPN2/ESPN3). The day will wrap up with an ESPN2 contest between the reigning NBA Summer League Champion San Antonio Spurs and NBA Finalist Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET. In all, 13 of the top 14 players selected in NBA Draft 2016 are scheduled to play in Las Vegas.
Read more at: NBA Summer League Schedule Official Release