Las Vegas Summer League reigning Champions, the San Antonio Spurs are among returnees from record-setting 2015 event.
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Along with the Spurs, another team highlighting this even is the record-setting Golden State Warriors, who notched an NBA Record 73 regular season wins during the 2015-16 season. San Antonio and Golden State are two of the 24 teams scheduled to compete in the Summer League from July 8-18 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.
Last year, coach Becky Hammon and the Spurs were crowned champions of the 11-day, 67-game event. This year’s event will feature 11 playoff teams from the 2015-16 NBA season – including three of the four Conference Finalists in the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State and Toronto Raptors.
NBA Summer League has long served as the launch pad for future NBA stars. Two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of Golden State played in Las Vegas prior to his rookie season, as did the last two Kia NBA Rookies of the Year: Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-16 winner) and Andrew Wiggins (2014-15) of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Teams will compete in three preliminary games beginning on July 8 before being seeded in a tournament that leads to the Championship Game on July 18. Each team will play at least five games in Las Vegas.