The NBA's Las Vegas Summer League is just around the corner. Starting July 11, 21 NBA teams show up in Sin City with teams full of draft picks, free agents, D-Leaguers and Europeans for 10 days of scrimmages at UNLV. It's a great way to check out the newest talent in the NBA while spending a few days in the scorching Las Vegas sun. If you have the means I, highly recommend attending for at least a couple of games.
Today the NBA released the official summer league schedule. Here are the dates and times as they pertain to us Blazers fans.
Monday, July 14 – Portland vs. Washington (Cox Pavilion, 5 PM)
Tuesday, July 15 – Portland vs. Sacramento (Cox Pavilion, 7 PM)
Thursday, July 17 – Portland vs. Minnesota (Cox Pavilion, 7 PM)
Saturday, July 19 – Portland vs. Phoenix (Cox Pavilion, 7 PM)
Sunday, July 20 – Portland vs. New Orleans (Cox Pavilion, 5 PM)
Should be a good time. I'll be down there for the first part of the run, so be sure to come say hello if you plan on attending.
But those of you who can't make it to Vegas won't be left out in the cold. This year, Comcast Sportnet is going to air every Blazers game live. They'll also replay each game twice, which is mighty kind of them. The games will also air on NBA TV for those of you without Comcast.
(Thanks to reader Illuminate for the proofreading. Much appreciated)