ATLANTA HAWKS TO RETURN TO NBA SUMMER LEAGUE PLAY THIS JULY
RECORD 24 TEAMS TO COMPETE AT NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 - A record 24 teams will compete at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this summer, the NBA announced today.  From July 13- 22, 23 NBA teams, including 11 that participated in the NBA Playoffs, as well as a team of NBA D-League Select players will compete at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The 2012 competition will mark the eighth summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. Each of the participating teams will play five game each for a total of 60 contests over the course of the event’s ten days. Gatorade will support the 2012 NBA Summer League and serve as an Associate Partner.

The 2012 field for NBA Summer League (years participated) will be the following:

Atlanta Hawks (2010)*

Boston Celtics (2004-07)*

Charlotte Bobcats (2008)

Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-10)*

Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-10)

Dallas Mavericks (2005-10)*

Denver Nuggets (2004-10)*

D-League Select (2009-10)

Golden State Warriors (2005-10)

Houston Rockets (2006-10)

L.A. Clippers (2005-10)*

L.A. Lakers (2007-10)*

Memphis Grizzlies (2007-10)*

Miami Heat (2010)*

Milwaukee Bucks (2007-10)

Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-10)

New Orleans Hornets (2005-10)

New York Knicks (2005-10)*

Phoenix Suns (2004-10)

Portland Trailblazers (2005-10)

Sacramento Kings (2005-10)

San Antonio Spurs (2007-10)*

Toronto Raptors (2008-10)

Washington Wizards (2004-10)

*Indicates 2011-12 NBA Playoff team.

The games will be available on NBA TV and also on digital platforms. A complete schedule of games and broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. PDT.  Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the Strip’s hottest summer event by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.

Launched in 2004 as the Las Vegas Summer League, the inaugural event featured six NBA teams (Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards) playing a 13-game slate. The NBA joined forces with the original event organizers in 2007, and the summer showcase has expanded exponentially since its inception. 

During the most recent competition in 2010, 22 NBA teams, including 11 playoff teams, competed in a 58-game schedule that featured 10 of the top 14 picks in the 2010 NBA Draft. 

The full list of participating teams and their all-time records at NBA Summer League are listed below.

2012 NBA Summer League Participant
All-Time Summer League Records
                          
                            

Team                         W                 L                 PCT          YRS IN SUMMER LEAGUE

Houston                     20                 5                  0.800         2006-10

Miami                        4                   1                  0.800         2010

Denver                       23                 11                0.676         2004-10

San Antonio              12                 7                  0.632         2007-10

Atlanta                       3                   2                  0.600         2010

New York                  20                 14                0.588         2005-10

Boston                       12                 9                  0.571         2004-07

Golden State             17                 13                0.567         2005-10

Milwaukee                 11                 9                  0.550         2007-10

Sacramento                17                 14                0.548         2005-10

Portland                     16                 15                0.516         2005-10

Memphis                    8                   8                  0.500         2007-10

Washington               17                 19                0.472         2004-10

Phoenix                      16                 18                0.471         2004-10

Chicago                     7                   8                  0.467         2005, 09-10

Dallas                         14                 16                0.467         2005-10

Toronto                      5                   6                  0.455         2008-10

Minnesota                  11                 14                0.440         2006-10

Cleveland                  15                 21                0.417         2004-10

Charlotte                    2                   3                  0.400         2008

D-League Select        4                   6                  0.400         2009-10

L.A. Clippers             11                 19                0.367         2005-10

L.A. Lakers               7                   14                0.333         2007-10

New Orleans              7                   24                0.226         2005-10