NBA summer league 2023: News, schedule and scenes

Summer league has already brought many interesting storylines through the first week of play.

The California Classic in Sacramento and the Salt Lake City leagues have ended, but the NBA 2K24 league in Las Vegas is just ramping up. The Vegas league takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. The 76-game event features all 30 NBA teams, with each playing at least five games through July 14.

After each team plays four games, the top four (determined by winning percentage) will advance to the playoffs and participate in a semifinal game on July 16. The 26 teams that do not advance to the playoffs will play a fifth and final game on either July 15 or July 16.

The two semifinal winners will advance to the championship game (July 17).

No. 1 pick and San Antonio Spurs big man Victor Wembanyama had a rough debut going 2-for-13 from the field against No. 2 pick Brandon Miller and his Charlotte Hornets, but Wembanyama redeemed himself with a 27-point showing in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

There's still plenty of basketball to be played, though, and we will have you covered with the latest news, storylines and scenes from Vegas.

Where to watch NBA summer league and how to find scores?

All games will be broadcast between ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBA TV. Please see the daily schedule below for game-by-game channels.

Boxscores and stats from all summer league games can be found here.

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One player to watch on every summer league team

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Summer league news and analysis

Notable players in their summer league debuts

Victor Wembanyama made his summer league debut on July 7 against the Charlotte Hornets and Brandon Miller. Wembanyama has been one of the most talked about prospects in recent NBA history. Ahead of his first game, here are some of the other notable players to make their summer league debuts.

Kobe Bryant -- July 13, 1996

Not quite the summer league as it is known today, Bryant scored 27 points in his debut at the Summer Pro League in 1996 against the Detroit Pistons. The Lakers lost 123-113, but after the game, Alvin Gentry said of Bryant, "I have never seen a better player at his age at his position."

LeBron James -- July 8, 2003

After going No. 1 overall in the 2003 NBA draft and coming straight out of high school, James had plenty of hype. In his debut, James finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 27-point victory against the Orlando Magic.

Kevin Durant -- July 6, 2007

Kevin Durant recorded 18 points, one rebound and zero assists in his debut with the Seattle SuperSonics. The Dallas Mavericks won the game 77-66 as Durant shot only 5-of-17 from the field.

Derrick Rose -- July 7, 2008

In a battle between the top-two picks from the 2008 NBA draft, Derrick Rose had 10 points and four assists in his debut with the Chicago Bulls.

Blake Griffin -- July 13, 2009

After winning the Wooden Award, AP Player of the Year and Naismith Player of the Year in his sophomore season at Oklahoma. Griffin declared for the NBA draft and was taken with the top selection by the LA Clippers.

In his debut, Griffin recorded 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting, along with 12 rebounds. Griffin went on to win the summer league MVP.

Lonzo Ball -- July 7, 2017

There was plenty of buzz prior to Lonzo Ball's first game with the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 pick out of UCLA. He struggled in his debut in a loss to the LA Clippers, recording five points on 2-of-15 shooting (1-11 on three-pointers), along with five assists.

Ball rebounded quickly, recording two triple-doubles and 36 points in another contest during summer league. Over the past 20 seasons, Ball is the only player with multiple triple-doubles at Las Vegas summer league. He also won the summer league MVP.

Zion Williamson -- July 5, 2019

It was not a long debut for Williamson, but it was certainly memorable in a New Orleans Pelicans win against the New York Knicks. Williamson scored 11 points in nine minutes before leaving with an injury, highlighted by his steal against Kevin Knox which led to a dunk. The game was also cut short due to an earthquake.

Victor Wembanyama -- July 7, 2023

In the most anticipated debut since at least Zion Williamson, Wembanyama shot just 2-for-13 from the field, scoring nine points in 27 minutes while also contributing eight rebounds and five blocks in San Antonio's 76-68 win.

-- Matt Williams, ESPN Stats & Information

Salt Lake City Summer League

Delta Center; Salt Lake City, Utah

(All times EST)

July 3

Memphis 94, Philadelphia 92

Oklahoma City 95, Utah 85

July 5

Memphis 94, Oklahoma City 86

Philadelphia 104, Utah 94

July 6

Oklahoma City 100, Philadelphia 91

Utah 98, Memphis 83

California Classic Summer League

Golden 1 Center; Sacramento, California

(All times EST)

July 3

Miami 107, L.A. Lakers 90

San Antonio 98, Charlotte 77

Sacramento 100, Golden State 94

July 5

Golden State 98, Charlotte 83

San Antonio 109, LA Lakers 99

Sacramento 95, Miami 83

NBA 2K24 Summer League

Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center; Las Vegas

(All time EST)

July 7

Minnesota 102, New Orleans 88

Milwaukee 92, Denver 85

Chicago 83 Toronto 74

Houston 100, Portland 99

Cleveland 101, Brooklyn 97

San Antonio 76, Charlotte 68

Sacramento 80, Atlanta 76

LA Lakers 103, Golden State 96

July 8

Miami 99, Boston 88

Oklahoma City 91, Mavericks 80

Philadelphia 110, New York 101

Detroit 89, Orlando 78

Memphis 87, Chicago 80

Indiana 91, Washington 83

Milwaukee 84, Phoenix 75

Utah 105, LA Clippers 99

July 9

Cleveland 99, Toronto 76

LA Lakers 93, Charlotte 75

Brooklyn 98, New York 80

Houston 113, Detroit 101

Washington 103, Boston 98

Portland 85, San Antonio 80

Atlanta 98, Denver 93

New Orleans 94, Golden State 86

July 10

Cleveland 100, Memphis 77

Phoenix 73, Miami 70

Dallas 111, Philadelphia 103

Indiana 108, Orlando 85

Utah 108, Minnesota 96

LA Clippers 80, Sacramento 70

July 11

Brooklyn 92, Milwaukee 71

Houston 105, Oklahoma City 92

New Orleans 82, Phoenix 73

Portland 97, Charlotte 93

Chicago 107, Sacramento 99

San Antonio 96, Washington 85

July 12

LA Clippers 83, Memphis 74

Atlanta 99, Minnesota 93

Dallas 98, Golden State 96

Detroit 94, Toronto 90

Oklahoma City vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

New York vs. Orlando, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Denver vs. Utah, 9:30 p.m., NBA TV

L.A. Lakers vs. Boston, 10 p.m., ESPN2

July 13

Cleveland vs. Chicago, 3 p.m., ESPN2

Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, 3:30 p.m., NBA TV

Brooklyn vs. Toronto, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Miami vs. Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., NBA TV

Houston vs. Golden State, 7 p.m., ESPN

Charlotte vs. New Orleans, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Portland vs. Orlando, 9 p.m., ESPN2

Minnesota vs. Sacramento, 9:30 p.m., NBA TV

July 14

Oklahoma City vs. Washington, 4:30 p.m., ESPN+

LA Clippers vs. Philadelphia, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Boston vs. New York, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+

Dallas vs. Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN

Miami vs. vs. Denver, 8:30 p.m., ESPN+

San Antonio vs. Detroit, 9 p.m., ESPN

Utah vs. Phoenix, 10:30 p.m., ESPN+

Memphis vs. L.A. Lakers, 11 p.m., ESPN

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