The NBA has released its 2013 Las Vegas summer league schedule. Below is the New York Knicks schedule.
Knicks vs. Wizards July 14, 2013 at 1pm
Knicks vs. Bobcats July 15, 2013 at 1pm
July 17-22 Summer League Tournament
Yes, you read that correctly, a summer league tournament where a champion will be crowned.
In a statement released by the NBA, they announced to details of the tournament:
This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
Iman Shumpert has indicated that he will be participating in the summer league this year. Summer league, as you know, is a chance for young players and NBA hopefuls to showcase their skills not only to the team they are playing on, but also to other teams. Given the major addition that Chris Copeland was the Knicks, this year’s summer league will undoubtedly be watched more closely by fans this year.