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NBA cancels Vegas Summer League

Jun 17, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

David Stern, Adam Silver

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.

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