2014 NBA Summer League Dates Announced: The Phoenix Suns are coming back for what they left behind in Las Vegas last year...

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It is hot, and in the summer, the Suns look to sizzle...

The Phoenix Suns rose to the mountain top and were ready to achieve historical, first time, greatness on the basketball court. As they dominated their way through the schedule, beating opponent by opponent until there was only one left, and a Championship was on the line.

Well, that was the 2013 NBA Summer League Championship and we are just around the corner from 2014 now as Las Vegas awaits.

This summer's event will again feature a single elimination tournament schedule that will crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 21. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

After last years run to the 2013 Championship Game loss to the Golden State Warriors the Suns are out for gold this time around behind the young core that is the future of the franchise. With four potential draft picks, rookies Alex Len and Archie Goodwin, and various other young talents this should be another exciting team to watch over the summer. Basketball (rarely) stops in Arizona with Suns running and gunning all Fall, Winter, Spring, and into the Summer.

Markieff Morris dominated the summer which led to his terrific third season in the running for the 6th Man of the Year Award.

Can the Suns continue on the hot streak they started last summer that led to one of the best overall seasons in franchise history? Does the summer league mean anything? Philosophers of our generation have been asking that question for years now...

The Summer League will tip-off July 11th and culminate with the Championship Game being played on July 21st after each team plays three preliminary round games with every team playing a minimum of five games along the way. The tournament is sponsored by Samsung, the official handset, tablet, and television provider of the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League.

NBA TV will televise Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans will once again be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live on NBA.com and on the NBA Summer League app.

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