Ah, the Las Vegas Summer League. In this bloggers opinion, there's no better way to spend an otherwise uneventful week in mid-July. It's about as close up to the NBA as the average fan can get. Coaches, general managers and players hang out in the stands watching the neophytes of the Association attempt to carve out their spot in the league. Some participants in the Las Vegas Summer League could be the next NBA superstar, others could end up working civilian jobs come August.
If you're planning on attending any Blazers games in Las Vegas, be sure to give me a holler, as I'll be covering the action live in Sin City for trailblazers.com. I, along with a few other members of the Trail Blazers Communications Department, will be cranking out profiles of players on the summer league roster, interviews with said players, coaches and staff, live in-game blogs, videos, pictures, games recaps and practice reports. It should be fun and informative.
The first game is Monday (that's tomorrow) against the Wizards. I heard rumors that Gilbert Arenas was going to play solely for the purpose of fulfilling his promise to drop 50 on the Blazers, but I'm not holding my breath on that one.
After the Wizards on Monday, the Blazers boys of summer take on the Kings on Tuesday, Kevin Love and the Timberwolves on Thursday, the Phoenix Suns on Saturday and the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday. All of the games will be shown live on Comcast Channel 37 and on NBATV. The games will also be replayed twice on Comcast.