Blake Griffin is ready to get to down to business. The top pick in June's Draft has a busy few months ahead, starting with the NBA Summer League later in July in Las Vegas. Griffin will headline the Clippers’ entry, as 21 NBA teams head to the desert to put their rookies to the test and continue the search for those who can contribute next season.

“I’m going be to be working out as hard as I can,” Griffin said. “You know, Summer League, I'll be there, and I'm also going to the USA trials at the end of July in Vegas.”

Griffin won’t be the only one putting in extra time. Drafts and free agency collide each summer, as players from both ends of the spectrum look to make their mark before the start of a new season. There’s no time to mess around. Summer League is not only the first opportunity to watch the prizes of the Draft compete under NBA conditions, it also gives many free-agent hopefuls a second and third chance to stick. In many cases, the 10 days of Summer League action are an open audition.

In addition to Griffin, nearly the entire Top 10 of the Draft will be in Vegas. Memphis (Hasheem Thabeet), Oklahoma City (James Harden), Minnesota (Jonny Flynn), Golden State (Stephen Curry), New York (Jordan Hill), Toronto (DeMar DeRozan) and Milwaukee (Brandon Jennings) are fielding Summer League teams. The one notable missing name there: Ricky Rubio, the Spanish sensation, whose name is not on the Timberwolves' Summer League roster.

The 21 teams will be joined by an NBA Development League select squad. The entire 55-game Summer League schedule, running from July 10-19, will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of UNLV.

Though teams have yet to finalize rosters, here are 10 potential games to watch when the action tips off just a few blocks from the Strip:

July 11
Golden State vs. Sacramento (COX Pavilion): Combo guards Curry and Evans take top billing in this battle of Northern California rivals.

July 12
Minnesota vs. Houston (COX Pavilion): Without Rubio, the Wolves will get to see if Flynn can generate as much buzz and help boost the Minnesota attack.

Oklahoma City vs. Memphis (COX Pavilion): The second and third picks, Thabeet and Harden, square off.

July 13
Phoenix vs. Dallas (COX Pavilion): The Suns drafted Earl Clark, the long and athletic forward from Louisville. Those are the same adjectives used on Mavs point guard Rodrigue Beaubois.

L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers (Thomas & Mack): Top pick Griffin gets his first crack of many to come against the crosstown champs.

July 14
Washington vs. Cleveland (Thomas & Mack): The Cavs ended the first round with swingman Christian Eyenga. The Wiz didn’t keep any picks.

July 15
New York vs. Detroit (COX Pavilion): The Knicks are running with high-energy forward Hill, while the Pistons, who fired coach Michael Curry on Tuesday, try to prove that they didn’t reach for Austin Daye.

July 16
Toronto vs. Milwaukee (COX Pavilion): DeRozan vs. Jennings is another treat from a Draft loaded with backcourt talent.

July 18
Portland vs. San Antonio (Thomas & Mack): The Blazers always stock their team with up-and-comers. The Spurs’ Draft haul includes second-round steal DeJuan Blair.

July 19
L.A. Clippers vs. Phoenix (Thomas & Mack): Summer League ends with a curtain call from Griffin.

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