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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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)
California Classic Summer League
Golden 1 Center; Sacramento, California
(All times EST)
NBA 2K24 Summer League
Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center; Las Vegas
(All time EST)
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
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
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