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It's official: Nets in two summer leagues for first time since 2008

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The NBA has announced details on its annual Las Vegas Summer League and the Nets will be one of 24 teams to participate at the Thomas & Mack Center -- 23 NBA teams and a D-League squad -- from July 10 to 20. The Nets will also participate in the Orlando Pro Summer League where it will be one of nine teams. Those games run July 4 through July 20.

Only the Nets and Heat will participate in both leagues. Four other teams will participate in both Las Vegas or the Utah Jazz summer league, which runs the same week as Orlando.

Billy King has said Mason Plumlee along with rookies Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson and last year's No. 59 pick, Xavier Thames, will participate, as will whoever the Nets pick on June 25. Plumlee is likely to play only some games. It's likely that there will be some variations in the Nets rosters for the two leagues, considering how packed the schedules are. In Orlando, teams play five games in seven days.

The Nets last played in two summer leagues in 2008 when they played in Orlando, where they're annual participant, and the Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City. Back then, the Nets were represented by draft picks Brook Lopez, Ryan Anderson, Chris Douglas-Roberts and, in Orlando, Jaycee Carroll who went on to a successful career in Europe. The Nets last played in Las Vegas in 2005.

Although the Orlando Summer League doesn't open its games to fans, tickets for the Las Vegas games will go on sale June 1 at 9 a.m. PT. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NBATickets.com.  NBA TV will broadcast all the games in both leagues and the Las Vegas league will also feature a nightly recap show. ESPN will carry select Summer League games online, and SportsCenter will be live from Las Vegas as well.  Sirius/XM will call the games on radio.

Schedules for both will be released at a later date.