×
Back left 6d79ffa2165c70419b5d81367025d889a832b878a14a24f303dd5f6f59a4f2c5
Back right 7131bbac0729874ea35f73598ddf94d2e1f7db07d23b55f12e0a2064353ff6d7

NBA Summer Leagues

SHARE IT!
LIKE IT!
kids articles

The NBA Finals may be done, but the season is far from over. The purpose of the summer leagues is to help teams develop their rookies and other young players. It is also an opportunity for players who do not have a contract to showcase their skills and compete for a job. Kidzworld gives you the scoop on all of the NBA Summer Leagues!

Summer League - Vegas Summer League

The Basics - July 6-15; Cox Pavilion; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Teams - Celtics, 76ers, Sonics, Trailblazers, Bucks, Clippers, Lakers, Suns, Spurs, Hornets, Knicks, Wizards, Mavericks, Warriors, Pistons, Cavaliers, Kings, Nuggets, Grizzlies, Rockets, Chinese National Team.
The Lowdown - Ever since the summer league went to Vegas in 2004, it has become the popular destination for teams and fans. This year the Vegas Summer League is hosting a record 20 NBA teams as well as the Chinese National Team. In the league's nine days, there will be plenty of NBA stars who will drop by to watch. Last year LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Shawn Marion and Stephon Marbury were among the notables. Some of the players to keep an eye on are of course top picks Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. A lot of people are also going to want to see the Bucks' top pick Yi Jianlian, who will be playing for the Chinese National Team. NBA veterans Yao Ming and Nate Robinson will also be playing.

Summer League - Rocky Mountain Revue

The Basics - July 13-20; Lifetime Activities Center; Salt Lake City, UT.
Teams - Jazz, 76ers, Spurs, Bulls, Hawks, Sonics.
The Lowdown - Now in it's 23rd year, the Rocky Mountain Revue is the NBA's oldest summer league. But since the Vegas Summer League came around three years ago, the Revue is no longer the premier summer league. In the past, the Revue has gone from a dozen teams to just six this year. It is hard to compete with Vegas - after all, Utah is not exactly the most desirable summer location. But the Revue is not going anywhere in the near future. Some of the game's best players got their start in the Revue like Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker. This year there are few players to watch out for at the Rocky Mountain Revue.

Summer League - Pepsi Pro Summer League

The Basics - July 9 -13; RDV Sportsplex; Orlando, Florida.
Teams - Bulls, Magic, Heat, Nets, Pacers, Bobcats.
The Lowdown - The Pepsi Pro Summer League is different from the other summer leagues because it does not allow fans. Everybody in attendance are either coaches, scouts or members of the press. This is the second year of the league's existence. Among the notable players competing are Joakim Noah, the Nets' Marcus Williams and Adam Morrison of the Bobcats.

Related Stories:

  • Kevin Durant Biography
  • Perks of the Per Diem
  • 2007 NBA All-Star Preview
  • More of Your Fave Pro Sports!
  • You May Like

    News Feed

    To view your full News Feed please Login using your Username and Password or Register with Kidzworld!

    Forum Activity

    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
    Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
    Home For the Strange ( for ... in Private Roleplay posted by ThatGayGuy
    ♥A Miraculous Child♥ ATJ ♥... in General Roleplays posted by ThisNameWasStolen
    --Crystal Hights-- School f... in School posted by XxRuby_PhoenixxX
    Crystalization [Ask to join... in Private Roleplay posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
    Know a good place to put my... in Random posted by Kirsteeeeen
    Fragments [INDIGO LEAGUE!] ... in Private Roleplay posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
    New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
    What/How are you feeling ri... in Random posted by Kirsteeeeen
    Melanie Martinez in Debating posted by smiggle0890
    New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by rainbowpoptart
    New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by simran88
    New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by Abbergrl
    New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
    what do you want to be when... in Current Events posted by Alois_Trancy_
    New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by lolathedog
    New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by Abbergrl
    New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by ImagineOrdinary
    New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by James
    what do you want to be when... in Current Events posted by balenciaga
    Find your birthday twin! Wh... in Say Anything posted by AnnaOfExquizurd
    1001 Things to do when you ... in Random posted by Pikacraftgirl
    Know a good place to put my... in Random posted by JazzyRox
    Find your birthday twin! Wh... in Say Anything posted by Sportygirl54
    how many siblings do you have in Say Anything posted by Shadow457
    Melanie Martinez in Debating posted by Kirsteeeeen
    Know a good place to put my... in Random posted by smiggle0890
    Melanie Martinez in Debating posted by smiggle0890
    Should abortion be aloud in Debating posted by smiggle0890
    Know a good place to put my... in Random posted by rob004

    Poll

    Durantpoll
    1

    Who will be the NBA's biggest star?