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Brooklyn Nets one of 24 teams that will compete in Las Vegas summer league

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Brooklyn Nets

The Nets will compete this summer in the Las Vegas Summer League, from July 8 to 18.  Brooklyn will be one of 24 teams in the competition --23 NBA clubs along with a D-League all-star team.

The Nets competed in Las Vegas last summer as well as in Orlando, where it had fielded a team for more than a decade. The Nets will not compete in Orlando league.

The Vegas tournament has long been the bigger and more prestigious of the two summer leagues. For example, fans are not permitted at the Orlando league, held at the Magic training facility.  The games in Las Vegas, at the at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.

Last year's summer league in Las Vegas set records for NBA TV viewership, consumption of digital content on NBA.com and NBA Mobile, total attendance and single-day attendance. It will be the first time fans will be able to watch top draft picks compete professionally.

The Nets have only one pick, at No. 55, in the second round this year. They are expected to buy a pick or two in the second round. Also, the Nets can be expected to have Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough on the SL roster. McCullough was recovering from a torn ACL last summer.  The team is also running a veterans mini-camp next week and could invite players who do well there to play for the Nets summer league entry.