NBA Summer League 2024: Everything You Need to Know

NBA Summer League 2024: Everything You Need to Know

The new two-day format for the NBA Draft concludes on June 27, and just over two weeks later, most of those rookies will be suiting up for their first NBA action during NBA Summer League. Officially named NBA2K25 Summer League, the event draws its name from a forthcoming video game rather than the calendar year in which it takes place, which can be confusing.

NBA Summer League is not just a chance to see your favorite team's incoming rookies but also an opportunity to watch other young players showcasing new developments in their games and fringe players who could eventually fill out regular season rosters. Here’s everything you need to know to follow along:

When is NBA Summer League 2024? NBA Summer League runs from July 12 to July 22.

Where is NBA Summer League 2024? As usual, NBA Summer League will take place in Las Vegas. All games will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center, home of the NBA In-Season Tournament.

Which teams will play at NBA Summer League 2024? All 30 NBA teams will be represented at NBA Summer League. Some teams will get a jumpstart on their summer seasons by playing in other events before the official Summer League. The Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat will compete in the California Classic from July 6 to July 10. The Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers will participate in the Salt Lake City Summer League from July 8 to July 10.

What is the structure of NBA Summer League 2024? All 30 teams will play at least five games at NBA Summer League. The teams start with four games each. The four teams with the best record from that initial quartet will advance to a playoff round featuring semifinals and finals to crown a champion. The tiebreakers for the playoff round are head-to-head record, point differential, total points, and a random drawing, in that order. The 26 teams that do not make the playoff round will play an additional consolation game.

The bracket and schedule for this year's Summer League have not been announced yet, so stay tuned for more updates.

Clear out your calendar and get ready for an exciting summer of basketball action.