By Will Yoder
April 10, 2012

The NBA Summer League will return this season to Las Vegas after a one year hiatus due to the NBA lockout, according to

The league is designed to be a destination for rookies as well as fringe NBA players who are looking to improve on their game in a structured environment prior to the next NBA season. With the NBA owners locking out the players last year, the league was not able to function.

As a result, some players organized All-Star caliber pickup games for charity. Others went overseas for the offseason to play.

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