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4 NBA Summer League Teams Basketball Fans Will Love to Watch

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Basketball player Zion Williamson attends the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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NBA Summer League is a time of bliss for basketball fanatics. It is the only chance to watch proper professional ball from July to early October, and gives fans a glimpse at the stars of the future as they gather to represent their organizations-- in many cases for the first time. With that in mind, let's identify the most readily watchable teams that will compete this year.

1. New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 21: ( L-R)  47th (Michigan) NBA draft pick Iggy Brazdeikis and 3rd (Duke) NBA draft pick, RJ Barrett visit the   Empire State Building as it hosts New York Knicks NBA draft picks on June 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks have two new and exciting prospects in Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ignas Brazdeikis and Duke phenom RJ Barrett, who are expected to be contributors right out of the gate. Both players are crafty and play with an attitude, making the Summer League the perfect environment for them to flourish. In addition, the Knicks will also have Allonzo Tier, Kevin Knox, and NBA All-Rookie Second Team honoree Mitchell Robinson on their roster fresh of their rookie seasons. If that isn't enough talent for you, they also bring Amir Hinton, the nation's leading scorer in Division II.

2. New Orleans Pelicans

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Zion Williamson poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted with the first overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Pelicans have Zion Williamson. They also have Zion Williamson. Did I mention they have Zion Williamson? This year's No. 1 overall pick is the most hyped prospect certainly since Anthony Davis, and perhaps since LeBron James. The entire basketball universe will finally get to see "Zanos" play as a professional at this year's Summer League, where we won't just get to see him dunking on chumps, but also figuring out how to fit in defensively and play off the ball.

3. Boston Celtics

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Romeo Langford reacts after being drafted with the 14th overall pick by the Boston Celtics during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Danny Ainge has outdone himself once again. Boston's Summer League roster is composed of several college standouts, including first-rounder Romeo Langford, the 7-foot-7 unit known as Tacko Fall, and consensus second-team All-American honoree Carsen Edwards. Two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year Robert "Time Lord" Williams will also return for his second Summer League appearance with the Celtics, furthering his status as a fan favorite.

4. Milwaukee Bucks

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MARCH 29: Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Bryce Brown #2 of the Auburn Tigers battle for a loose ball during the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Milwaukee Bucks also have a couple of standouts fresh out of the NCAA ranks in Luke Maye and Fletcher Magee. Maye was a star at UNC, earning All-ACC second team honors after he averaged 14.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in his senior season. As for Magee, he broke the all-time record for three-point field goals made on March 21, running his total all the way up to 509. He also won the Lou Henson Award for being the season's most outstanding mid-major men's basketball player.