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2012 NBA Summer League Teams Announced

Posted By Warren Shaw On May 25 2012 @ 11:34 am In NBA | No Comments

The NBA announced the teams that will be participating in the 2012 Summer League on Thursday afternoon.  After taking a forced year off due to the lockout, Summer League will be back in full force this July.

Here is the press release from NBA.COM [1]:

A record 24 teams will compete at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this summer, the NBA announced Thursday. From July 13- 22, 23 NBA teams, including 11 that participated in the NBA Playoffs, as well as a team of NBA D-League Select players will compete at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The 2012 competition will mark the eighth summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. Each of the participating teams will play five game each for a total of 60 contests over the course of the event’s 10 days. Gatorade will support the 2012 NBA Summer League and serve as an Associate Partner.

The 2012 field for NBA Summer League (years participated):

Atlanta Hawks (2010)*
Boston Celtics (2004-07)*
Charlotte Bobcats (2008)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-10)*
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-10)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-10)*
Denver Nuggets (2004-10)*
D-League Select (2009-10)
Golden State Warriors (2005-10)
Houston Rockets (2006-10)
L.A. Clippers (2005-10)*
L.A. Lakers (2007-10)*
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-10)*
Miami Heat (2010)*
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-10)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-10)
New Orleans Hornets (2005-10)
New York Knicks (2005-10)*
Phoenix Suns (2004-10)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-10)
Sacramento Kings (2005-10)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-10)*
Toronto Raptors (2008-10)
Washington Wizards (2004-10)

*Indicates 2011-12 NBA Playoff team.

The mass influx of teams is the direct effect of last year’s lockout. Teams want to get their younger guys more work so look for many of the 2011 NBA draftees to be a part of the festivities alongside the 2012 NBA draft class.

I will be there covering the action live over the entire 10 day event.  Follow @shawsports [2] and @prosportsblog [3] for updates along the way.

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