Orlando Summer League 2016: Schedule of Dates, Times, Points System and Format

July 1st, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

A little more than a week after the 2016 NBA draft, fans will get their first glimpse at their team's new rookies as summer-league play kicks off in Orlando. 

The first of three summer-league events on the NBA calendar—Utah gets underway July 4; Las Vegas on July 8—the Magic-hosted event will feature 10 teams from nine franchises. Orlando will feature two different teams, with the Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder also participating.

The unfortunate reality for those attending the Orlando festivities is that this group is lacking in high-profile rookie draws. The Hornets, Magic and Pacers traded their first-round picks before the draft. The Mavericks, Heat and Knicks did not have theirs due to previous transactions.

The Thunder and Magic cannot complete their Serge Ibaka trade until after the moratorium ends, so the highest-drafted player potentially on one of these rosters (Domantas Sabonis) won't participate. Sabonis is expected to compete for Lithuania in the O ...

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