ESPN To Cover NBA Summer League Games

Kelan Martin #30 of the Minnesota Timberwolves puts up a shot against Brandon Clarke #15 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the championship game of the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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ESPN networks will air all 75 games of the NBA Summer League from Las Vegas beginning Aug. 8, the company said.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPNU will air a combined 38 Summer League games, with the rest of the games -- as well as all televised games -- streaming on the ESPN app, said the company.

The action begins with eight games on Aug. 8, including an ESPN2 telecast featuring the Detroit Pistons -- and top pick in this year’s Draft, Cade Cunningham -- against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the number six NBA Draft pick Josh Giddey. 

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The 10-day NBA Summer League concludes on Aug. 17 with the championship game on ESPN. 

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