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NBA Summer League starting Monday

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Thumbnail image for NBA-Logo.png As the summer months wear on, it's become somewhat of an annual tradition for Kentucky fans to get their basketball fix by keeping up with the NBA Summer League. Since John Calipari arrived back in 2009, the summer league has been the first place to watch the latest batch of Wildcats freshly headed to the professional ranks.

This year is no different, as all six of UK's draftees are expected to suit up for their new teams in either Las Vegas or Orlando, including Anthony Davis, who decided to take part after missing the cut for the USA Basketball team in the Olympics. In addition, a number of other young Cats like Eric Bledsoe, Enes Kanter, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson are expected to play.

Play in the Orlando Pro Summer League begins on Monday at 11 a.m., as Liggins and his Orlando Magic take on the Brooklyn Nets. At 3 p.m., Kanter and the Utah Jazz face Brandon Knight's Detroit Pistons. The Orlando league features eight teams in total and 20 games will be played before it ends on Friday, July 13.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas league starts on Friday with a record 24 teams playing games from July 13-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. NBATV will broadcast all 60 Vegas games and NBA.com is offering Summer League Broadband for $14.99, which will allow you to steam all 60 games online.

We'll have notes and highlights from the summer league here on Cat Scratches for the next two weeks, so stay tuned.


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