Record 24 Teams to Compete at NBA Summer League

NEW YORK – A record 24 teams will compete at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this summer, the NBA announced today. From July 13- 22, 23 NBA teams, including 11 that participated in the NBA Playoffs, as well as a team of NBA D-League Select players will compete at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The 2012 competition will mark the eighth summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. Each of the participating teams will play five game each for a total of 60 contests over the course of the event’s ten days. Gatorade will support the 2012 NBA Summer League and serve as an Associate Partner.

The 2012 field for NBA Summer League (years participated) will be the following:
Atlanta Hawks (2010)*
Boston Celtics (2004-07)*
Charlotte Bobcats (2008)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-10)*
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-10)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-10)*
Denver Nuggets (2004-10)*
D-League Select (2009-10)
Golden State Warriors (2005-10)
Houston Rockets (2006-10)
L.A. Clippers (2005-10)*
L.A. Lakers (2007-10)*
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-10)*
Miami Heat (2010)*
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-10)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-10)
New Orleans Hornets (2005-10)
New York Knicks (2005-10)*
Phoenix Suns (2004-10)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-10)
Sacramento Kings (2005-10)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-10)*
Toronto Raptors (2008-10)
Washington Wizards (2004-10)
*Indicates 2011-12 NBA Playoff team.

The games will be available on NBA TV and also on digital platforms. A complete schedule of games and broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. PDT. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the Strip’s hottest summer event by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.

Launched in 2004 as the Las Vegas Summer League, the inaugural event featured six NBA teams (Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards) playing a 13-game slate. The NBA joined forces with the original event organizers in 2007, and the summer showcase has expanded exponentially since its inception.

During the most recent competition in 2010, 22 NBA teams, including 11 playoff teams, competed in a 58-game schedule that featured 10 of the top 14 picks in the 2010 NBA Draft.

The full list of participating teams and their all-time records at NBA Summer League are listed below.

Team W L PCT YRS in Summer League
Houston 20 5 .800 2006-10
Miami 4 1 .800 2010
Denver 23 11 .676 2004-10
San Antonio 12 7 .632 2007-10
Atlanta 3 2 .600 2010
New York 20 14 .588 2005-10
Boston 12 9 .571 2004-07
Golden State 17 13 .567 2005-10
Milwaukee 11 9 .550 2007-10
Sacramento 17 14 .548 2005-10
Portland 16 15 .516 2005-10
Memphis 8 8 .500 2007-10
Washington 17 19 .472 2004-10
Phoenix 16 18 .471 2004-10
Chicago 7 8 .467 2005, 09-10
Dallas 14 16 .467 2005-10
Toronto 9 6 .600 2008-10
Minnesota 11 14 .440 2006-10
Cleveland 15 21 .417 2004-10
Charlotte 2 3 .400 2008
D-League Select 4 6 .400 2009-10
L.A. Clippers 11 19 .367 2005-10
L.A. Lakers 7 14 .333 2007-10
New Orleans 7 24 .226 2005-10