NEW YORK — The NBA introduced immediately that the Chinese language and Croatian Nationwide Groups will be part of all 30 NBA groups to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League 2019, marking the primary time that the league will characteristic two worldwide groups. The 15th NBA Summer time League will happen July 5-15 on the Thomas & Mack Heart and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the College of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Workforce China beforehand performed in Las Vegas at NBA Summer time League 2007. Workforce Croatia will make its NBA Summer time League debut.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League 2019 will likely be an 11-day, 83-game competitors that opens with all 32 groups enjoying 4 preliminary video games every. The highest eight groups are then seeded in a event, which culminates with a Championship Recreation on July 15. Groups that don’t qualify for the event will every play a comfort sport. Each workforce will play not less than 5 video games and as many as seven at NBA Summer time League.
Final yr, all 30 NBA groups participated at MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League for the primary time. NBA Summer time League 2018 set a report for complete attendance (139,972) for the second consecutive yr and matched the single-day attendance report (17,500), which was established in 2017.
The 2018 occasion was the most-watched NBA Summer time League ever, with ESPN and NBA TV combining to amass 30.four million hours considered. Followers throughout social media platforms accounted for greater than 565 million video views, a rise of 35 p.c from the earlier yr.
The Portland Path Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers within the Championship Recreation of MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League 2018. The Path Blazers’ Okay.J. McDaniels was named the Most Worthwhile Participant of the Championship Recreation, whereas the Lakers’ Josh Hart earned MVP honors for NBA Summer time League 2018.
9 of the highest 10 gamers chosen in NBA Draft 2018 offered by State Farm, together with No. 1 total choice Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns, competed in NBA Summer time League 2018. Three of these gamers – the Chicago Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr., the New York Knicks’ Kevin Knox and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton – had been a part of the 2018 MGM Resorts All-NBA Summer time League First Workforce.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League has a wealthy historical past of showcasing the NBA’s future stars. Kia NBA MVPs Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are NBA Summer time League alums. NBA All-Stars Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard and John Wall are former NBA Summer time League MVPs.
Ticket info and full sport and broadcast schedules for MGM Resorts NBA Summer time League 2019 will likely be introduced at a later date.