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The Las Vegas NBA Summer League Is Set To Start July 7th,2017

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2017 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

Kick Off!

Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 3 p.m Pacific Time, the Las Vegas NBA Summer League is set to kick off. Next Friday fans will witness the talents of Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jason Tatum, Josh Jackson, De’Aaron Fox, Jonathan Issac and more.

The Las Vegas Summer League is where all players get to showcase their talents, develop and secure a training camp spot. This year’s summer league will start July 7th and end July 17th. Games will start at 3 p.m. and end as late as 8 p.m.

If your team has dedicated this off-season to rebuilding it would behoove you to watch. Consider this a wakeup call, if you didn’t watch any college basketball this year. The NBA Summer League is crucial for the NBA, because players are discovered, revived, and given the chance to perform.

Opening day there are two key match-ups you should watch. Drumroll, please!

L.A Lakers vs. L.A Clippers (5:30 pm on ESPN):

Finally, the moment that we all have been waiting for Lavar Ball, will make his NBA debut. Wait my bad I meant Lonzo Ball. Lonzo has been a celebrity, to say the least, due to his dad.

With the Lakers deeming Ball as the face of the franchise it should be interesting seeing him lace up for the first time in his NBA career. If you’re a Clippers fan it should be interesting to see which players catch Doc Rivers eyes as they fight for an invitation to training camp.

Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings (7:30 pm on ESPN):

Friday night, Josh Jackson will square off against De’Aaron Fox. Both players have the ability to change the direction of their franchises. The two teams are rebuilding and have the cornerstone pieces to start the process.

Saturday, Philadelphia fans will probably be glued to their televisions as Mr. Fultz aka the number one draft pick will make his debut. Fultz will have the green light during summer league due to Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons being sidelined from summer league. (Due to injury and trusting the process)

Tune into the Las Vegas NBA Summer League next Saturday!

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