By Daniel Reynolds
The Raptors still have things to do this summer, setting aside even the NBA Draft and the league’s upcoming free agency period. One of those things is to field a team for the annual Las Vegas Summer League tournament, which kicks off on July 6 in Nevada.
Sensing an appetite for summer basketball, this year ESPN and NBA TV will team up to broadcast all of the games on electric televisions sets around the world. That’s right, for 12 days you can watch all 82 games of LVSL basketball from July 6 straight through to the 17th, including a few contests featuring the Raptors. Another first: all 30 teams will participate in the tourney this year, which makes for an even deeper (or broader) field of competition.
The Raptors, and new head coach Nick Nurse (who will likely not get directly involved), will play its first round of games at the following times:
July 6 at 3pm EST vs. New Orleans Pelicans on ESPNU
July 8 at 3pm EST vs. Minnesota Timberwolves on NBA TV
July 9 at 3:30pm EST vs. Oklahoma City Thunder on NBA...