NBA Summer League 2021: All You Need to Know – Teams, Venue, Format and more

Unlike the regular NBA Season, the Summer League does not run for long, it is rather only a 10-day competition.

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Updated - 17 August 2021 5:22 pm

A plethora of rookie, sophomore, college and G League players gather to play in the NBA Summer League. However, this league does not feature the regular NBA Stars on the court, but a host of young, talented and energetic players who are put to test before the start of the next NBA Season. Not only that but the majority of these players have been picked up in the NBA Draft by different teams and will participate in this pro event for the first time.

Unlike the regular NBA Season, the Summer League does not run for long, it is rather only a 10-day competition. After the chaos caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA Summer League returned after 2019. There are 30 teams that participate in this league, having to play 5 matches apiece. With a tournament spread over 10 days, there are 75 matches scheduled for the basketball fanatics to enjoy.

For those who are not aware, this league will feature all the top NBA Draft picks, from Cade Cunningham to Jalen Green to Scottie Barnes. Lastly, Brandon Clarke is the reigning NBA Summer League and the Championship MVP as he played a significant role in 2019 to help the Memphis Grizzlies lift the prestigious silverware. Having similarities with the usual NBA format, the top two teams after the stipulated games lock horns to determine the Champion in a one-off contest.

Where is the NBA Summer League being held?

The 2021 NBA Summer League is held at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

What is the Format of NBA Summer League?

This 10-day tournament contests 75 games, where each team will feature in 5 scheduled matches. After which the top two best teams will contest in the one-off Championship game. In case if there is a tie, the governing body will break it by considering other factors including, head-to-head result, point differential etc.

Which Teams Have Won the NBA Summer League Previously?

Year Location Winning Team Score Runners Up Championship MVP
2014 Las Vegas Sacramento Kings 77–68 Houston Rockets Ray McCallum Jr
2015 Las Vegas San Antonio Spurs 93–90 Phoenix Suns Jonathon Simmons
2016 Las Vegas Chicago Bulls 84–82 Minnesota Timberwolves Jerian Grant
2017 Las Vegas Los Angeles Lakers 110–98 Portland Trail Blazers Kyle Kuzma
2018 Las Vegas Portland Trail Blazers 91–73 Los Angeles Lakers K.J. McDaniels
2019 Las Vegas Memphis Grizzlies 95–92 Minnesota Timberwolves Brandon Clarke

 

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