Tony Snell drives to the basket in last year's NBA Summer League.
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Bulls among 24 teams to participate in Samsung NBA Summer League 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 – Twenty-four teams, including the Utah Jazz, which will be making its first appearance, will compete in this year’s Samsung NBA Summer League July 11-21, at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The Jazz will join 22 other NBA teams and a team of NBA Development League select players in a tournament-style format to crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15, before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games. 

This summer, 10 of the 12 teams that own Lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft presented by State Farm will take the court at Samsung NBA Summer League, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, who are slated to make the top three picks in this year’s Draft. Each team is expected to choose from an impressive crop of prospects that includes Australia’s Dante Exum, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins from Kansas, and Kentucky’s Julius Randle. Samsung NBA Summer League will feature many of these top prospects in their first taste of NBA action, along with other recent high draft picks, as well as undrafted rookies and free agents hoping to make their mark.

The 2014 summer marks the event’s 10th anniversary and will feature four teams that have competed every summer in Las Vegas (overall Summer League record in Las Vegas): Denver Nuggets (25-20, .556); Phoenix Suns (24-22, .522); Washington Wizards (22-24, .487) and Cleveland Cavaliers (21-25, .457). 

Last summer, both the Golden State Warriors (29-13, 0.690) and the Suns entered the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship game undefeated at 6-0. The Warriors, behind Ian Clark’s 33-point MVP performance, finished with a perfect 7-0 record and captured the inaugural Summer League Championship with a 91-77 victory over the Suns. Clark, who was not drafted by an NBA team in 2013, went on to sign with the Utah Jazz, and spent the entire 2013-14 season on the team’s roster.

NBA TV will televise Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans will once again be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live on NBA.com and on the NBA Summer League app.

Samsung, the official handset, tablet, and television provider of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and NBA D-League (NBA D-League), joins as the title partner of NBA Summer League for the first time this summer.

Tickets for the Samsung NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 9 a.m. PDT. Fans can purchase tickets to the Samsung NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com, a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans or by calling 702-739-FANS. Dedicated customer service for NBATickets.com is available at (866) 357-1136 and by email at NBATickets.comResaleSupport@ticketmaster.com.

Below is a complete list of teams that will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League this summer, along with their overall record at summer league and years of participation:

SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2014 PARTICIPANTS

Overall Record at Summer League

Team                                                     Wins     Losses   Percent                Years Participated

Houston                                                24           6              0.800                     2006-10, 12*

Golden State                                         29           13           0.690                     2005-10, 12-13*

Atlanta                                                  6              9              0.667                     2010, 12-13*

Miami                                                   11           6              0.647                     2010, 12-13*

Charlotte                                              10           6              0.600                     2008, 12-13*

Philadelphia                                          6              4              0.600                     2007-08

San Antonio                                         17           12           0.583                     2007-10, 12-13*

Milwaukee                                           17           13           0.567                     2007-10, 12-13

Denver                                                 25           20           0.556                     2004-10, 12-13

Phoenix                                               24           22           0.522                     2004-10, 12-13

Minnesota                                           18           18           0.500                     2006-10, 12-13

NBA D-League Select                          10           10           0.500                     2009-10, 12-13

Portland                                              21           21           0.500                     2005-10, 12-13*

Toronto                                              15           15           0.500                     2006, 08-10, 12-13*

Dallas                                                20           21           0.488                     2005-10, 12-13*

Sacramento                                        20           21           0.488                     2005-10, 12-13

New York                                           19           20           0.487                     2005-10, 12-13

Washington                                       22           24           0.487                     2004-10, 12-13*

Chicago                                  12       13       0.480             2005, 09-10, 12-13*

Cleveland                                          21           25           0.457                     2004-10, 12-13

L.A. Lakers                                        11           20           0.355                     2007-10, 12-13

L.A. Clippers                                     14           26           0.350                     2005-10, 12-13*

New Orleans                                     10           31           0.244                     2005-10, 12-13

Utah Jazz                                           First Time Participant

*Indicates 2013-14 NBA Playoff team

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