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Blazers Included In Official 2012 NBA Las Vegas Summer League Field

As we all know, the Portland Trail Blazers are headed back to Las Vegas in July for the NBA's annual Summer League. Blazers expected to participate include Wesley Matthews, Luke Babbitt and Nolan Smith.

The NBA announced the full field on Thursday.

Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, D-League Select, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards

The Blazers have attended Summer League every year since 2005, with the exception of 2011 when the event was cancelled due to the lockout. Only the Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers have attended consecutively since the event's inception in 2004.

Here are more basic details if you're planning trips.

A record 24 teams will compete at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 13-22 this summer.

The 2012 competition will mark the eighth summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. Each of the participating teams will play five game each for a total of 60 contests over the course of the event's ten days. The games will be available on NBA TV and also on digital platforms.

Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. PDT. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the Strip's hottest summer event by calling 702-739-FANS, through or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.

I'll see you down there.

-- Ben Golliver | | Twitter