On October 28, the G League announced the return of the Showcase, which has long been a staple on the G League schedule.
This year, the Showcase begins on Sunday, December 19 with a showdown between the Wisconsin Herd and the South Bay Lakers. It will be followed by a showdown between G League Ignite and Grand Rapids Gold that will feature several prospects from the 2023 NBA Draft and some former NBA players looking to return to the league.
The #ATTWinterShowcase starts TODAY!
Action begins at 3 p.m. / ET with No. 4 @SurBayLakers vs # 5 @WisconsinHerd on ESPN2! pic.twitter.com/bKw5EKmTa6
– NBA G League (@nbagleague) December 19, 2023
The Showcase Cup Championship game will take place on December 22, ending the event.
What is the G League Showcase?
“Building on the success of the 2019 Showcase Cup, the 2023 Winter Showcase will feature the expanded NBA G League Showcase Cup Tournament, a single-elimination tournament in which eight teams will compete for the Showcase Cup Championship.” announced the G League in a press. break free.
The G League Showcase is a popular event for NBA scouts.
When is the G League Showcase?
The G League Showcase will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from December 19-22.
Which teams are participating in the G League Showcase?
Before the season, the league’s 29 teams and the G League Ignite were divided into four “regional groups.” Since then, each team has played 12 games. The top four teams from each regional group, plus the next four league teams with the best winning percentages, qualified for the G League Showcase.
By seed, those eight teams are:
- Delaware Blue Coats
- Maine Celtics
- Vipers of the Rio Grande Valley
- South Bay Lakers
- Wisconsin herd
- Oklahoma City Blue
- Motor city cruise
- Crazy ants of Fort Wayne
Including the Ignite, teams that did not qualify for the Showcase will play two games each in Las Vegas.
After the Showcase, each team’s record will be reset. The G League regular season will begin on December 27.
Which players will be at the G League Showcase?
On the list of players to watch at the Showcase, G League expert Keith Schlosser includes Mac McClung, Freddie Gillespie, Lance Stephenson and Theo Pinson.
The NBA G League Winter Show begins Sunday.
From a well-known Lance Stephenson, to budding young talents like Mac McClung and Terry Taylor (and others), here’s a look at who to keep an eye on. #ATTWinterShowcasehttps://t.co/7htmPM2AFq
– Keith Schlosser (@KeithBSchlosser) December 17, 2023
Also, Shabazz Muhammad and Mario Chalmers reportedly get dressed in the showcase.
Former lottery pick Shabazz Muhammad joins @NBAGrandRapids For him @nbagleague Showcase in Las Vegas, league sources say.
So, Muhammad joins Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers, and coach Jason Terry against the G League Ignite tonight.
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 19, 2023
How can I watch the G League Showcase?
The games will be broadcast “through the ESPN family of networks, NBA TV and GLeague.nba.com.”
Full broadcast information can be found here.