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Suns draft picks to debut in Las Vegas Summer League on July 6

Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings' Jack Cooley during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The schedule for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 was released on Tuesday with the announcement that all 30 NBA teams will be participating across a 12-day, 82-game schedule.

For the Suns, summer league will tip off on opening night Friday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. against the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns schedule is highlighted with a July 7 match up against the Sacramento Kings, potentially pitting the Suns No. 1 overall pick against the Kings second overall selection.

Billed as a two-week event with each team guaranteed five games, the league will start with three preliminary contests from July 6-10. Then the teams will be seeded in a tournament format, which starts on July 11 and concludes with the championship game on July 17.

In 2017, the Los Angeles Lakers were the champions behind the 2017 NBA Draft No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball, who was named the 2017 Summer League MVP.

The first three games for the Suns with television and location information can be found here:

Friday, July 6 Dallas vs. Phoenix (ESPN) 6:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center

Saturday, July 7 Phoenix vs. Sacramento (ESPN) 4:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center

Monday, July 9 Orlando vs. Phoenix (NBA TV) 6:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center

All 82 games will be aired on live television or will be available on the ESPN App.

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