NBA Summer League tips off in Las Vegas

Posted July 10, 2017

Brandon Paul struggled with his shot, missing all four of his three-point attempts Friday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Las Vegas Summer League opener against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sacramento has a wealth of first-round picks on its Summer League roster, none more fun to watch than rookie De'Aaron Fox. It's very possible that someone who struggled in Utah could thrive in Las Vegas, the G-League or even in the National Basketball Association. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air on ESPN and NBA TV's channels-a Summer League record. In seven games, Tyus Jones led the team with 19.4 points and 6.3 assists per game.

The Timberwolves will have 13 players and be coached by Ryan Saunders.

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Some standouts to watch for will include Marcus Paige (North Carolina), Perry Ellis (Kansas), Charles Cooke (Dayton), and Jack Gibbs (Davidson).

This summer's event will again feature a tournament-style format first debuted in 2013 that will crown an NBA Summer League champion on Monday, July 17.

The Wolves open their summer league slate with a contest against the Toronto Raptors on July 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 on its linear television channels. Second-round pick Sterling Brown played just 12 minutes and went 0-for-4 from the field.

While not as prominent or as large as the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League, the Utah Jazz Summer League was loaded with talent this July.

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