The NBA Summer League is back and will take place August 8-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the league announced on Wednesday.
Fans will be in attendance, and all 75 games of the 10-day competition will air live on television on ESPN networks or NBA TV.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 will tip-off on Sunday, Aug. 8, with eight games, highlighted by the four teams that hold the first four overall picks in NBA Draft 2021. The Detroit Pistons, who have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, will face the Oklahoma City Thunder (No. 6 pick). The Houston Rockets (No. 2 pick) will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 3 pick), which follows a matchup between the Toronto Raptors (No. 4 pick) and the New York Knicks.
The eight-game schedule on the second day of action (Monday, Aug. 9) includes a matchup between the 2019 NBA Summer League champion Memphis Grizzlies and the Brooklyn Nets at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In addition, the Orlando Magic (Nos. 5 and 8 picks in the upcoming NBA Draft) will meet the Golden State Warriors (Nos. 7 and 14 picks) at 8 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the first and second overall picks in NBA Draft 2021 presently will potentially go head-to-head when the Pistons face the Rockets at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The 16th MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will feature all 30 NBA teams playing five games each. After every team plays four games, the two teams with the best records from the first four games will meet in the Championship Game on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Here is the complete schedule below: