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NBA cancels Vegas Summer League

David Stern, Adam Silver

Adam Silver, left, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for the NBA, talks to the media next to NBA Commissioner David Stern prior to the start of the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the NBA has cancelled the Las Vegas Summer League for this season.

Summer League generally serves as an opportunity for a team’s draft picks and young players to get some game experience against other pros, and for fringe pros like Sacramento’s Pooh Jeter to try and earn a spot on an NBA roster. It generally takes place in July.

According to Silver, Summer League was not cancelled because of “scheduling,” not to send a message to the player’s union as CBA negotiations continue. Either way, this is a bummer for NBA fans, as Summer-league games are always a fun way for NBA junkies to watch their teams’ young players get some run during the off-season.