The Orlando Summer League kicks off today as ten team - nine franchises - compete in the 25-game, seven-day event on the Magic's practice court at the Amway Center.
However, the big one kicks off in six days as 24 teams congregate in Las Vegas for a 67-game showcase that will include the biggest names from the latest draft class and a number of player scrapping for a chance to prove themselves in the NBA.
Two of the teams who will be competing in Nevada are the statistically worst franchise from 2015/16; the Philadelphia 76ers, and the beaten finalists; the Golden State Warriors.
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A number of big-name players, such as two-time MVP Stephen Curry, have competed in past Summer Leagues and number one draft pick Ben Simmons headlines Philly's roster.
The Australian native, who completed one year with LSU, will get his first chance to show the Sixers what he is capable of up close and personal.
He will be joined by current Philly players T. J. McConnell, Richaun Holmes and Christian Wood along with former Sixer James Nunnally. A number of undrafted prospects make up the roster for the team that will also compete in the Utah edition.
For the Golden State Warriors, 30th pick Damian Jones will not see any action as he is recovering from pectoral surgery. Patrick McCaw, the 38th selection, will be joined by Ognjen Kuzmic, who was a part of the 2015 championship-winning Warriors roster.
Belgian swingman and former Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans and L.A. Lakers man Xavier Henry will also suit up for the Dubs in the tournament that begins on Friday.