Celtics summer league dates announced, C's should have quite the squad this year

The dates for NBA summer leagues were made official this past week.  There's one in Orlando from July 2-8, another in Utah from July 4-7, and a third in Las Vegas from July 8-18.  The Celtics will take part in two of the three, fielding a team in both Utah and Vegas:

Boston's schedule in Utah has already been released:

The first game against the Sixers should provide plenty of intrigue, with potentially the No. 1 and No. 3 picks in the draft going head-to-head (and who knows if Boston and Philly may make a trade before then).  Vegas' schedule isn't out yet, but 24 of the 30 NBA teams will be there:

RJ Hunter has already said he plans to suit up for the C's this summer.  I'd expect to see Jordan Mickey play too, and probably Terry Rozier and James Young as well--oh yeah, and maybe eight fresh draft choices all looking to make the ballclub.  Since the NBA draft became just two rounds in 1989, no team has ever made eight selections before.

Even if the Celtics don't end up using all eight of their current picks, they'll still have enough to put together a highly entertaining summer league roster.

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