Jul 22, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Darren Erman lifts the NBA Summer League Championship trophy with his players after defeating the Phoenix Suns in the final NBA Summer League game 91-77 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas NBA Summer League seeding for single elimination tournament


For the last week, the NBA has again taken center stage/court with the NBA Summer League.  The new stars from the draft and other players jockeying for position on the depth charts play in these games.

All 30 teams have at least one Summer League team.  The Heat, Rockets, and 76ers put together two teams this year.

The Orlando Summer League is smaller (ten teams), and does not have a tournament to determine champions.  They had their “Championship Day” on Friday, in which teams participated in games for ninth, seventh, fifth, third, and first place.  The 76ers defeated the Grizzlies in the championship game.

The other summer league in Las Vegas is where most of the action is.  They have 23 teams, and a D-League Select team.  After summer league play ended yesterday, they put the teams into a bracket for a single elimination tournament to determine the champion.  Seeding is based on a points system.

That said, losers of each round still get to play consolation games, so each slot is determined by a game matchup.

Here is the seeding for the Las Vegas Summer League.  The top  eight teams get a first round bye.

1.  Chicago Bulls

2.  New York Knicks

3.  Cleveland Cavaliers

4.  Washington Wizards

5.  Utah Jazz

6.  Portland Trail Blazers

7.  New Orleans Pelicans

8.  Sacramento Kings

9.  Phoenix Suns

10. Dallas Mavericks

11. Golden State Warriors

12. San Antonio Spurs

13. Miami Heat

14. Houston Rockets

15. D-League Select

16. Philadelphia 76ers

17. Los Angeles Lakers

18. Denver Nuggets

19. Toronto Raptors

20. Los Angeles Clippers

21. Milwaukee Bucks

22. Atlanta Hawks

23. Charlotte Hornets

24. Minnesota Timberwolves

First round play begins tonight.  The final will be held on Monday the 21st.  Where will your team finish?

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