NBA TV to Showcase 60 Live Games in 14 Days From All Three Summer Leagues
Monday, June 27, 2016
Network to Feature Philadelphia 76ers & Anticipated Debut of No. 1 Draft Pick
Ben Simmons vs. Boston Celtics and Jaylen Brown in Utah on Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m. ET
Extensive Coverage of Samsung Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas to Begin with
NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, July 8, at 6 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies Forward Vince Carter to be Guest Analyst for NBA TV’s
Coverage in Orlando Beginning Saturday, July 2
NBA TV’s coverage of summer league action – the first opportunity to see many of the NBA’s top rookies in action – will include 60 live game telecasts in 14 days beginning Saturday, July 2. The network’s schedule – which includes live game telecasts from all three summer leagues – is highlighted by the Philadelphia 76ers meeting the Boston Celtics, with 2016 NBA Draft first and third overall picks Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, on Monday, July 4, at 7 p.m. ET.
Live event coverage will tip off with 24 games from the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League (July 2-8), held at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility at Amway Center, and six games in Salt Lake City (July 4-7) from the Utah Jazz Summer League presented by America First Credit Union and Siegfried & Jensen in association with the Utah Sports Commission. The network will also present 30 live game telecasts of Samsung Summer League 2016 from Las Vegas from July 8-15 – with the top 10 selections from the 2016 NBA Draft expected to compete – at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion.
The network’s marquee roster of talent will be on site in Orlando and Las Vegas throughout July. Rick Kamla and Joel Meyers will share play-by-play responsibilities in Orlando with analysts Greg Anthony, Stu Jackson and current Memphis Grizzlies forward Vince Carter, who will be serving as a guest analyst for the network. Matt Winer, Cellini, Kamla, Kevin Calabro and Matt Devlin will each provide play-by-play for select games in Las Vegas with a lineup of analysts including Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, Steve Smith, Brent Barry and Anthony and reporters Kristen Ledlow, Dennis Scott, Jared Greenberg and Ros Gold-Onwude.
The Starters, NBA TV’s collective of fan-focused voices, will offer a 30-minute recap show following the last game from Las Vegas (July 8-18). Co-hosts J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, and contributors Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis will offer nightly highlights, news and information, along with interviews with players and coaches through Samsung NBA Summer League 2016.
NBA TV’s Summer League schedule highlights:
Ten Teams Tip Off Orlando Summer League on Saturday, July 2
The first day of summer league in Orlando will feature all 10 teams in action in Orlando – beginning with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which acquired first-round NBA Draft pick Domantas Sabonis via a trade with the Orlando Magic, facing the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. ET. The Magic will play in a pair of split squad games against the Charlotte Hornets (11 a.m.) and Indiana Pacers (1 p.m.) followed by the New York Knicks vs. the Detroit Pistons, who drafted Henry Ellenson selected 18th overall in this year’s draft, at 3 p.m., and the Miami Heat vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at 5 p.m.
Day 2 at Orlando – July 3
The second day of summer league in Orlando will feature the Clippers, who drafted Brice Johnson in the first round, vs. the Thunder on Sunday, July 3, at 5 p.m., along with the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets at 1 p.m. and Knicks/Heat at 3 p.m.
Utah Jazz Summer League to Present First Meeting of 76ers vs. Celtics – July 4
The first of three days of Utah Jazz Summer League action will tip off with a doubleheader including the first summer league meeting between the 76ers and Celtics – owners of the first (Simmons) and third overall picks (Brown) in this year’s NBA Draft – on Monday, July 4, at 7 p.m. Along with Brown, Boston also added Guerschon Yabusele (16th overall) and Ante Zizic (23rd overall), while Philadelphia picked up Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (24th overall) and Furkan Korkmaz (26th overall) in the first round this year. The Jazz and San Antonio Spurs (Dejounte Murray, 29th overall) will follow at 9 p.m.
2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Tip Off Samsung Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas – July 8
NBA TV will have the first game of Samsung Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas, with the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers meeting the Milwaukee Bucks (Thon Maker, 10th overall) on Friday, July 8, at 6 p.m. The network’s coverage will continue with the Atlanta Hawks (Taurean Prince, 12th overall via trade, and DeAndre’ Bembry, 21st overall) and the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m., followed by the Toronto Raptors (Jakob Poeltl, 9th overall), vs. the Sacramento Kings, who acquired Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere via the Phoenix Suns and Malachi Richardson via the Hornets, at 10:30 p.m.
Suns’ First Game of NBA Summer League – July 9
The Suns’ first game of Summer League will be against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, July 9, at 4 p.m. The Suns added two first-round picks in last week’s NBA Draft – Dragan Bender (4th overall) and Marquese Chriss (8th overall via trade with the Kings). The network’s coverage will also include the Summer League debut for the Chicago Bulls (Denzel Valentine, 14th overall) against the Celtics at 6 p.m.
Lakers Meet the Warriors – July 16
The Los Angeles Lakers, who drafted Brandon Ingram second overall in this year’s NBA Draft, will meet the Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors (Damian Jones, 30th overall) on Monday, July 16, at 10:30 p.m.
In addition to the live game coverage on NBA TV, the league’s NBA App will provide live scoring, videos, top stories, game alerts, and more. NBA.com will also feature the Summer League Hub presented by Samsung with daily updates, game trackers, video recaps, schedules, stats, bracket pages and NBA style content.
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