This morning, the NBA released the completed schedule for the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League. The Clippers, who are returning to Vegas after a multi-year absence during which they participated in the Orlando Summer League, will play the following slate:
Friday, July 7th, 5:30 PM vs L.A. Lakers, Thomas & Mack Center (ESPN)
Sunday, July 9th, 5:00 PM vs Utah Jazz, Cox Pavilion (NBATV)
Monday, July 10th, 7:00 PM vs Milwaukee Bucks, Cox Pavilion (ESPN2)
Following those three preliminary games, all teams present will enter into a 24-team playoff. The teams seeded 9-24 will play on Wednesday, July 12th to narrow the field to a 16-team bracket. The 8 winners from July 12th will play against the teams seeded 1-8 on Thursday, July 13th.
Then, the quarterfinals will take place Saturday, July 15th. The semi-finals will take place Sunday, July 16th, and the championship game will be Monday, July 17th.
Teams who lose their first-round playoff games on the 12th or 13th will play in consolation games on Friday, July 14th.
Since each team has three games, plus a guaranteed playoff game and a consolation game if they lose, the Clippers are guaranteed 5 games, although the exact details of the last two will be determined by their success in the previous games.
Fans can expect that the Clippers’ selections in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, will participate in the Vegas Summer League. It is unclear if French point guard David Michineau, also selected in the 2016 Draft, will join the team. The Clippers have reportedly been interested in bringing him to the United States now that they have their own NBA D-League team. L.A. presently has no picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, but if they acquire a pick, their new rookie will likely participate as well.
The remainder of the roster will be filled, as always, with D-League players, undrafted free agents, and fringe-NBA talents looking to earn a training camp invitation. The Clippers will likely be very involved in scouting the summer league as they try to build the roster for the debut season of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Los Angeles.