By Adam Mares
The MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League schedule is here.
The Denver Nuggets will kick off their summer league season on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves who currently hold the 20th and 48th picks in this year’s draft. The Nuggets will play the following evening against the Boston Celtics who currently hold the 27th pick. Their final game of league play will be on Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks who currently hold the 17th pick. The Nuggets will have off days on Sunday and Tuesday. Following the games on Tuesday, all 30 teams will be seeded into a single elimination style tournament based on their record during the first 5 days of Summer League play which will conclude with the championship game on Tuesday, July 17th.
All three of the scheduled games will be televised, the first two on NBATV and the final game on ESPNU. Denver’s first 3 games are all scheduled to take place in Cox Pavilion, the smaller gym adjacent to the larger Thomas and Mack center. Cox Pavilion seats a little over 2,400 people, a significantly smaller and more intimate setting than a typical NBA arena....