NBA TV’s Summer League policy — the first chance to see many of the NBA’s best rookies in action — will comprise 50 live game telecasts at 13 days starting Monday, July 1. The network’s schedule — including live match telecasts from three Summer League places — will comprise the anticipated first look at a number of those 2019 NBA Draft class. Live game coverage on NBA TV will tip-off on July 1 with three games, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers — that drafted Darius Garland together with the No. 5 selection — facing the San Antonio Spurs and newly drafted Luka Samanic at 7 p.m. Live event coverage will include 10 match telecasts in the Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League along with the 2019 Utah Jazz Summer League — five from every location — held from July 1-4. Golden 1 Center in Sacramento will host the California Classic Summer League, while the Utah Jazz Summer League games will be held at the group’s Vivint Smart Home Arena at Salt Lake City. NBA TV will feature back-to-back tripleheader times of live game action from Sacramento and Utah on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, followed with a four-game slate on Wednesday, July 3. The network’s coverage will include the Miami Heat with No. 13 select Tyler Herro in Sacramento, plus the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in Salt Lake City. Live game coverage will tip off at 7 pm, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 3 rebounds, 5 p.m., 7 rebounds and 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The matchup between New Orleans Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson and New York Knicks guard-forward RJ Barrett — two of the top three picks in NBA Draft 2019 introduced by State Farm — highlights the 11-day, 83-game schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 at Las Vegas. Williamson along with the Pelicans confront Barrett and the Knicks on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Each MGM Resorts NBA Summer League match will air live on television for the second straight year, with ESPN networks and NBA TV combining to televise a record number of games. Williamson, the No. 1 pick in NBA Draft 2019 introduced by State Farm, yields on Saturday, July 6 to face Rui Hachimura along with the Washington Wizards at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Hachimura became the first Japanese-born player selected in the first round by an NBA team when the Wizards picked him ninth in NBA Draft 2019. Williamson will also take on the Chicago Bulls and fellow top-10 select Coby White on Monday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m. on NBA TV. MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019, which features all 30 NBA teams along with also the Chinese and Croatian National Teams, will steer clear of 10 games on July 5 and continue through Monday, July 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first day of activity will include five matches on NBA TV and also a tripleheader on ESPN. This league gives fans the opportunity to view lots of the league’s best young players, including this season’s top 10 selections Williamson, RJ Barrett, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, White, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura and Jaxson Hayes. The event opens with all 32 teams playing four preliminary games each. The top eight teams are subsequently seeded at a tournament, which culminates with a Championship Game on July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Teams which do not qualify for the championship will each play a consolation game. Each team will play at least five games and as many as seven in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Last year’s event, won from the Portland Trail Blazers, set records for total attendance, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and traffic into the NBA’s social and digital platforms, besides matching the single-day attendance record. For the third consecutive year, ESPN will exhibit every match from Las Vegas via the ESPN Program, combined with 43 games on its own linear television networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU). NBA TV, co-managed from the NBA and Turner Sports, will broadcast a record 40 games, beginning with the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League opener when the Croatian National Team, making its own occasion debut, squares off against the Detroit Pistons and No. 15 pick Sekou Doumbouya on July 5 at 3 pm ET. NBA TV’s policy of Day 1 will also feature a 5 p.m. ET game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who picked Darius Garland with the fifth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. After that match, a 7 p.m. matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 6 overall pick Jarrett Culver vs. the Dallas Mavericks The Trail Blazers begins defense of their MGM Resorts NBA Summer League title against the Pistons on July 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. After that day, the Atlanta Hawks, that selected Cam Reddish the 10th pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, will play the Milwaukee Bucks in 5 p.m. ET on NBA TV. NBA TV’s on-site commentators in Las Vegas will consist of analysts Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler, Steve Smith, Isiah Thomas, Sam Mitchell and eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, who will serve as a guest analyst for the community for the fourth straight year. Matt Winer, Rick Kamla, Pete Pranica, Kristen Ledlow and Jared Greenberg will discuss play-by-play duties. Allie LaForce, Dennis Scott, Stephanie Ready, Ro Parrish, Ledlow and Greenberg will serve as reporters. NBA TV’s signature studio series, NBA GameTime, will feature live episodes after every day’s last game of the night, July 5-15, focusing on the most recent player moves and absolutely free agent buzz, also game highlights and information from Summer League. Casey Stern, Winer, Kamla and Chris Miles will rotate hosting duties, alongside analysts Wes Wilcox, Tony Delk, Rex Chapman and Antonio Daniels.

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