A record 24 NBA teams, including the Nets, will compete in NBA Summer League 2017 from July 7-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
For the fifth consecutive year, the 11-day, 67-game league will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating in a Championship Game on the final day of competition. Last year’s event set records for total attendance, single-day attendance, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and NBA social media.
Who is likely to take the court for the Nets? Start with Caris LeVert, who didn’t play last summer; Spencer Dinwiddie, whose contract requires him to play in the summer league; Isaiah Whitehead and Archie Goodwin. Assuming their team options get picked up, K.J. McDaniels and Sean Kilpatrick could participate as well. Some of the Nets D-League alumni, players like Prince Ibeh and Cliff Alexander, might get invites as well.
Assuming they’re healthy enough to play, whoever the Nets take in the June 22 NBA Draft would likely be on the roster as well as several undrafted players. Last season, the Nets signed three players, Yogi Ferrell, Egidijus Mockevicius and Beau Beech to partially guaranteed deals in the days after the draft.
That leaves a couple of question marks: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who’s going into his third year, and draft-and-stash Juan Pablo Vaulet, who the Nets took in the 2015 Draft but has been plagued by a sore ankle.
Teams will compete in three preliminary games beginning July 7 before being seeded in a tournament that leads to the Championship Game on July 17. Each team will play at least five games.
ESPN and NBA TV will televise the games. A complete broadcast and game schedule will be released at a later date.