By John Denton May 18, 2017
ORLANDO – As many as six lottery picks from the June 22nd NBA Draft could be in action in Orlando when the Magic host the Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League on their practice court from July 1-6.
The 20-game, six-day event will feature teams from the Magic, along with the Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder. Orlando (sixth pick), New York (eighth pick), Dallas (ninth pick), Charlotte (11th pick), Detroit (12th pick) and Miami (14 pick) possess lottery selections in next month’s draft.
In addition being slated to pick sixth overall, the Magic also own the 25th selection of the first round because of their Feb. 14 trade with the Toronto Raptors involving Serge Ibaka and Terrence Ross. Orlando also has two early second-round picks – the 33rd and 35th picks – meaning its summer league team should be stacked with young talent. Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick from the 2015 NBA Draft, could potentially play for the Magic, while 2016 second-round pick Stephen Zimmerman and late-season signees Marcus Georges-Hunt and Patricio Garino are expected to compete on the Magic’s Summer League squad.
This will be the 14th year that Orlando has hosted a summer league. Once again, the event is closed to the public due to space and security concerns at the Amway Center’s practice court. Several NBA teams request and prefer Orlando’s venue to the one in Las Vegas because of the no-frills, basketball-focused environment in Central Florida.
Fans can access box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics by visiting www.orlandomagic.com. Broadcast information for the Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League will be released closer to the start of the league.
Each team will play five games over the six-day event, with a championship day being played on July 6. A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with eight points awarded each game based on: four points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
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Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League Schedule
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Visitor Home
1st game 11:00 a.m. Charlotte @ Miami
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Orlando @ Indiana
3rd game 3:00 p.m. New York @ Dallas
4th game 5:00 p.m. OKC @ Detroit
Sunday, July 2, 2017
1st game 1:00 p.m. New York @ Detroit
2nd game 3:00 p.m. Orlando @ Miami
3rd game 5:00 p.m. Indiana @ Charlotte
Monday, July 3, 2017
1st game 1:00 p.m. New York @ OKC
2nd game 3:00 p.m. Orlando @ Dallas
3rd game 5:00 p.m. Indiana @ Miami
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
1st game 1:00 p.m. Charlotte @ OKC
2nd game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Dallas
3rd game 5:00 p.m. Miami @ Detroit
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
1st game 1:00 p.m. Dallas @ OKC
2nd game 3:00 p.m. Charlotte @ Detroit
3rd game 5:00 p.m. Orlando @ New York
Thursday, July 6, 2017 *Championship Day*
1st game 8:00 a.m. 8th place @ 7th place
2nd game 10:00 a.m. 6th place @ 5th place
3rd game 12:00 p.m. 4th place @ 3rd place
4th game 2:00 p.m. 2nd place @ 1st place
ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE AMWAY CENTER ON THE MAGIC PRACTICE COURT.