NBA Summer League 2012 Schedule: Dates, Times, TV Coverage Info and More

Alex KayCorrespondent IJune 19, 2012

The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas has become a tradition that allows for fans to get their first look at a number of top picks and a professional basketball fix during the dull period that follows the draft and precedes the regular season tip-off.

There are 60 games scheduled and 24 teams will be represented this summer during the nine-day long event. The summer league will be entering its eighth-year of existence in 2012.

Players like Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving have all made their NBA “debuts” at the Las Vegas Summer League and there should be plenty of future stars following in their footsteps this year.

Let’s take a look at where you can catch all of the action and some young studs that are likely to participate.

Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada / COX Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 22

Watch: NBA TV will televise all 60 games, with 39 of them live.

Live Stream: To Be Announced at Later Date (via official league announcement)

Orlando Summer League Schedule and Information Can Be Found Here

Potential Players to Watch

Anthony Davis

LEXINGTON, KY - APRIL 17:  Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb talk with the media during the news conference in which he announced they will enter the NBA draft at Joe Craft Center on April 17, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft will likely make his debut with the Hornets when they play their first game on Saturday night against the Trail Blazers.

Nearly every fan, scout, GM and analyst has pegged the Kentucky product as a superstar and he will have a chance to show it early in the summer league.

Harrison Barnes

Barnes is likely to be a top-five pick and is expected to be one of the best scorers in the draft. The Bobcats, Cavaliers, Wizards, Blazers, Kings and Warriors are all in the running to land the UNC star and have teams participating in the Summer League.

If one of these franchises takes a shot on Barnes, expect him to fill up the stat sheet in Las Vegas.

Andre Drummond

Drummond is widely regarded as a project that has lottery-worthy size but extremely raw skills. If he goes where he is projected (2-6 range), there is a high probability that we will get to see him in action against other NBA hopefuls in Vegas.

He has got to show flashes of talent right away or there will be almost instantaneous talk of the former UConn Huskie as a bust.

2012 NBA Summer League Game Schedule:

All Times listed are Eastern

Friday July 13

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Atlanta vs. Washington
6 p.m.— Houston vs. Toronto
8 p.m.— Golden State vs. LA Lakers
10 p.m.— Sacramento vs. Charlotte

Saturday July 14

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Memphis vs. New York
6 p.m.— Golden State vs. Denver
8 p.m.— LA Lakers vs. Sacramento
10 p.m.— Houston vs. Washington

Sunday July 15

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— New York vs. Phoenix
6 p.m.— Denver vs. Dallas
8 p.m.— San Antonio vs. Atlanta
10 p.m.— Washington vs. NBA D-League 

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Toronto vs. Miami
8:30 p.m.— Cleveland vs. Charlotte
10:30 p.m. — New Orleans vs. Portland

Monday July 16

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Atlanta vs. Boston
6 p.m.— Dallas vs. Toronto
8 p.m.— Cleveland vs. NBA D-League
10 p.m.— LA Clippers vs. Minnesota 

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Houston vs. Sacramento
8:30 p.m.— LA Lakers vs. Miami
10:30 p.m.— Milwaukee vs. New Orleans

Tuesday July 17

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Denver vs. New York
6 p.m.— Washington vs. Memphis
8 p.m.— Portland vs. Houston
10 p.m.— Chicago vs. Boston

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— San Antonio vs. LA Lakers
8:30 p.m.— Cleveland vs. Phoenix
10:30 p.m.— Minnesota vs. Charlotte

Wednesday July 18

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Milwaukee vs. Washington
6 p.m.— Chicago vs. Houston
8 p.m.— Atlanta vs. Dallas
10 p.m.— San Antonio vs. LA Clippers

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Sacramento vs. Toronto
8:30 p.m.— New Orleans vs. Phoenix
10:30 p.m.— Golden State vs. Miami

Thursday July 19

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— New York vs. Toronto
6 p.m.— Portland vs. Atlanta
8 p.m.— Cleveland vs. Minnesota
10 p.m.— NBA D-League vs. Milwaukee 

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Boston vs. Sacramento
8:30 p.m.— LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers
10:30 p.m.— Charlotte vs. Denver

Friday July 20

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— New York vs. Cleveland
6 p.m.— Denver vs. Portland
8 p.m.— Miami vs. San Antonio
10 p.m.— NBA D-League vs. Phoenix 

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Memphis vs. Charlotte
8:30 p.m.— Chicago vs. Golden State
10:30 p.m.— Dallas vs. New Orleans

Saturday July 21

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Portland vs. Miami
6 p.m.— Dallas vs. San Antonio
8 p.m.— NBA D-League vs. Minnesota
10 p.m.— Memphis vs. Phoenix

• Thomas & Mack
6:30 p.m.— Golden State vs. New Orleans
8:30 p.m.— Chicago vs. LA Clippers
10:30 p.m.— Milwaukee vs. Boston

Sunday July 22

• COX Pavilion
4 p.m.— Chicago vs. Milwaukee
6 p.m.— Boston vs. LA Clippers
8 p.m.— Memphis vs. Minnesota

• All Times listed are Eastern