Las Vegas Rumors
Scott Agness: Pacers will participate in Las Vegas Summer League with the other 29 teams. 12 days and 82 games overall played from July 6-17. The Pacers had played in Orlando, which decided to no longer host.
Marc Stein: Today is the finale for the annual @nbagleague Showcase outside of one of the world’s greatest cities: Toronto. League sources say that moving the event to Las Vegas — also home to the NBA Summer League — is a strong possibility for next season.
Rick Bonnell: With Orlando summer league no more, the @Charlotte Hornets will go back to Las Vegas next summer, according to GM Rich Cho. The attraction of Orlando was a lower-key setting (games not open to the public, tight playing schedule) that coach Steve Clifford preferred. No longer an option.
Bennett spent his summer at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, training twice a day with NBA players like New York’s Kyle O’Quinn and Philadelphia’s Amir Johnson. He was looking for a chance in the NBA. “I was trying to go to the Suns,” Bennett explained. “There was just a whole bunch of injuries at the wrong time. I felt nice with hard work during the summer. I felt like I was ready to go but just at the time everything just kind of hit me. It was my back, my ankle, just a lot of things I couldn’t really push through.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday night that the Orlando Magic is discontinuing its annual professional summer league to play in the Las Vegas Pro Summer League that’s become a mainstay on the NBA’s off-season calendar. “It’s disappointing,” Van Gundy said before the Pistons faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.