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NBA Summer League 2021 -- Scheduled for August 8-17 in Las Vegas

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NBA Summer League 2021 -- Scheduled for August 8-17 in Las Vegas 

Post#1 » by Parliament10 » Thu Jun 3, 2021 6:07 pm

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The NBA Summer League is officially back.

After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the NBA announced Wednesday the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 will take place August 8-17 in Las Vegas.

No other details were announced, but The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports all 30 teams will take part in the event that showcases rookies and other young players in one of the league’s most popular events.

NBA Summer League has traditionally been played at Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.




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Post#2 » by Celts17Pride » Thu Jun 3, 2021 6:19 pm

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Post#3 » by cloverleaf » Thu Jun 3, 2021 10:58 pm

I would think Yam would be over for it?
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Post#4 » by Justin33 » Fri Jun 4, 2021 8:09 pm

cloverleaf wrote:I would think Yam would be over for it?



Europe plays a ton of basketball in the summer so don't count on it
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Post#5 » by Hal14 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 4:07 am

Justin33 wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:I would think Yam would be over for it?



Europe plays a ton of basketball in the summer so don't count on it

His goal is to play in the NBA, so if he can be here I think he'll be playing here and not in Europe.
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Post#6 » by Justin33 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 9:36 pm

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Justin33 wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:I would think Yam would be over for it?



Europe plays a ton of basketball in the summer so don't count on it

His goal is to play in the NBA, so if he can be here I think he'll be playing here and not in Europe.



Your kidding right? It's an Olympic year
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Post#7 » by Hal14 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 9:58 pm

Justin33 wrote:
Hal14 wrote:
Justin33 wrote:

Europe plays a ton of basketball in the summer so don't count on it

His goal is to play in the NBA, so if he can be here I think he'll be playing here and not in Europe.



Your kidding right? It's an Olympic year

Israel didn't qualify for Olympics in 2016 for mens basketball, not sure if they did this time?
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Post#8 » by Justin33 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 10:18 am

Hal14 wrote:
Justin33 wrote:
Hal14 wrote:His goal is to play in the NBA, so if he can be here I think he'll be playing here and not in Europe.



Your kidding right? It's an Olympic year

Israel didn't qualify for Olympics in 2016 for mens basketball, not sure if they did this time?


National teams whether they make the games or not(They did not) play a full slate to help the teams who did make it and get valuable experience
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Post#9 » by cloverleaf » Sun Jun 6, 2021 11:41 am

Justin33 wrote:
Hal14 wrote:
Justin33 wrote:

Your kidding right? It's an Olympic year

Israel didn't qualify for Olympics in 2016 for mens basketball, not sure if they did this time?


National teams whether they make the games or not(They did not) play a full slate to help the teams who did make it and get valuable experience


So would Israel keep its bright young prospect from gaining more valuable experience for the sake of filling out a practice squad? (I don't know, I'm asking.)
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Post#10 » by 31to6 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 12:40 pm

Probably not realistic, but I’m hoping Langford and Nesmith are both on this team, and NOT Carsen Edwards, so that they can both get a lot of touches.

If Tremont plays I hope he focuses on facilitating rather than scoring.

Wonder what Tacko’s status would be for this?
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Post#11 » by CelticsPride18 » Sun Jun 6, 2021 6:00 pm

31to6 wrote:Probably not realistic, but I’m hoping Langford and Nesmith are both on this team, and NOT Carsen Edwards, so that they can both get a lot of touches.

If Tremont plays I hope he focuses on facilitating rather than scoring.

Wonder what Tacko’s status would be for this?


I think is pretty likely that Romeo and Nesmith go to summer league if they aren’t traded.
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Post#12 » by moonie_mcgee » Mon Jun 7, 2021 2:32 am

31to6 wrote:Probably not realistic, but I’m hoping Langford and Nesmith are both on this team, and NOT Carsen Edwards, so that they can both get a lot of touches.

If Tremont plays I hope he focuses on facilitating rather than scoring.

Wonder what Tacko’s status would be for this?


I think all our recent draftees will be playing if they're not traded and are in the picture for this coming season. The experience will be valuable especially considering the protocols over the past year plus. Langford and Nesmith have to be locks. Tacko should be there too or let him loose.
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Post#13 » by cloverleaf » Mon Jun 7, 2021 1:51 pm

Telling that other than Tacko, whom I'd guess Brad would include only as a showcasing favor for him if he does include him, all the C's candidates for this are guards or wings. If the Yamster makes it and they want to feature Waters and Edwards, then even if Pritchard goes I'd be surprised to see him really playing much. Grant likely considered beyond it unless they want to go for more team/system continuity (or to give their new coach experience with the young players), since they'll be scrambling for bigs anyway.

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