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Teams will get more rest at the Orlando Pro Summer League this year

In a departure from past years, the annual Orlando Pro Summer League will last seven days, and no team will play for more than three days in a row before it receives a rest day.

The summer league, which is hosted by the Orlando Magic, will run from July 5-11.

The event will remain closed to the public because of space limitations on Amway Center’s practice court.

In addition to the Magic, the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers will participate.

Last year, four of the summer league’s teams — the Celtics, Rockets, Thunder and Utah Jazz — played exhibition games on four consecutive days.

In order to reduce travel time and costs, the Jazz will participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 11-21. The Grizzlies are taking the Jazz’s place.

Josh Robbins covers the Orlando Magic and the NBA for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him via e-mail at jbrobbins@tribune.com and connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/JoshuaBRobbins. Follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaBRobbins.

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