The consensus opinion of 10 Las Vegas oddsmakers is that the NBA will be the first major U.S. sports league to play a game, with the consensus over-under date July 1.
If the NBA and NHL return and go directly to the playoffs, the Westgate’s Jeff Sherman posted on Twitter what the sportsbook would have for first-round series prices.
Clay Travis of “Outkick the Coverage” advocated that the NBA consider finishing its season at four arenas in Las Vegas with players housed at the empty Strip hotels.
The Las Vegas NBA Summer League will take place July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. It usually begins shortly after July 4.
The Basketball Tournament, also known as TBT, will play one of its regionals at Cox Pavilion on July 24-26. TBT, which has included NBA players, is a 64-team league made up of eight regions.
The longtime NBA commissioner died Wednesday, but his changing views about Las Vegas could one day lead to it welcoming a franchise.
The Clippers are 1-point favorites over the Lakers on Tuesday on opening night of the 2019-20 NBA season. They;r the plus 350 favorites to win the 2020 title.
Even though the Vegas Summer League is an opportunity for players to impress NBA clubs, Mitchell Creek of the Minnesota Timberwolves was more interested in talking about his team.
Head coaches usually delegate Summer League duties to an assistant or two, but the 34-year-old Jenkins immersed himself in his new team — hoping to create the championship culture that Memphis is eager to restore after triggering a rebuild by trading cornerstones Marc Gasol and Mike Conley earlier this year.
Off the bounce of a strong opening, the Vegas Summer League reached some notable highs. The 15th version of the even ended Monday with Memphis’ 95-92 victory over Minnesota in the title game.
In Las Vegas for the Summer League, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla took time to offer advice for those seeking jobs as NBA coaches or scouts.
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Naz Reid doesn’t lament being passed over in this year’s NBA draft.
Several older players, at least by Vegas Summer League standards, helped the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans to advance to the title game. They will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.