It’s that time of the year again.
Per the annual press release from the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers will be participating in the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League.
The Jazz will join 22 other NBA teams and a team of NBA Development League select players in a tournament-style format to crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15, before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
Of the current Clippers roster, the only guarantee for an appearance will be second-year shooting guard Reggie Bullock who participated in last year’s Summer League. In five games the North Carolina product averaged 18 points on 42 percent shooting along with 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists during the Summer League. You can also expect to see whoever the Clippers choose with their first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to participate in the LVSL.
In their seven years of participating in LVSL (2005-10, 2012-13), the Clippers have produced a record of 14-26.
On a large scale, the Summer League will provide many NBA fans the first time to see the elite player of the 2014 NBA Draft as the Cavaliers, Bucks, 76ers, Jazz, Lakers, Kings, and Hornets, owners of seven out of the first ten draft picks, will be in attendance for the Las Vegas Summer League. This means, barring injury, the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, and Jabari Parker will participate.
The Las Vegas Summer League begins on July 11th and ends on July 21st.