The NBA released the completed summer league schedules for the Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas summer leagues. You can find them online, but I think that Utah Jazz fans probably care more (most?) about our team. And Utah will play three games in SLC, and at least four in Vegas. (More if the team wins their playoff games) Please note that they will be playing in two different locations for both leagues.
|Day||Date||Summer League||Opponent||The Good Guys||Time||Arena|
|1||Monday||July||7||4||2016||Salt Lake City, UT||San Antonio Spurs||@||Utah Jazz||7:00 PM||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|2||Tuesday||July||7||5||2016||Salt Lake City, UT||Boston Celtics||@||Utah Jazz||5:00 PM||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|3||Wednesday||July||7||6||2016||Salt Lake City, UT|
|4||Thursday||July||7||7||2016||Salt Lake City, UT||Philadelphia 76ers||@||Utah Jazz||7:00 PM||Jon M. Huntsman Center|
|5||Friday||July||7||8||2016||Las Vegas, NV|
|6||Saturday||July||7||9||2016||Las Vegas, NV||Washington Wizards||vs||Utah Jazz||4:30 PM||Thomas & Mack Center|
|7||Sunday||July||7||10||2016||Las Vegas, NV||New Orleans Pelicans||vs||Utah Jazz||6:00 PM||Cox Pavilion|
|8||Monday||July||7||11||2016||Las Vegas, NV|
|9||Tuesday||July||7||12||2016||Las Vegas, NV||Portland Trail Blazers||vs||Utah Jazz||2:30 PM||Thomas & Mack Center|
|10||Onwards||July||7||13-18||2016||Las Vegas, NV||Tournament Play details to be determined|
I don't know who the Utah Jazz will be running with, but we can assume that it will start with whatever rookies the team leaves the NBA Draft with. Utah has three picks (#12, #42, #52, and #60) but we have no clue on how many of them will be even used, used for draft and stash players, or traded away. We can assume that perhaps two or three guys from last year's NBA DL team (then the Idaho Stampede, now the Salt Lake City Stars) will participate, and three to four guys who were previously worked out for the team (either in predraft and went undrafted or are free agents, or guys who were in the free agent minicamps). That could be half the roster, all inclusive (draft, NBADL guys, Free Agents). Utah usually brings in one foreign guy ( is a good example) and one guy who is somehow related to the team (a brother of a player, or someone who went to the same college as one of our current players).
But really, no one cares about that. We care about seeing Dante Exum. He's not playing for Team Australia in the Rio 2016 Olympics this year. And we haven't seen him SINCE the SLCSL. He has missed a lot of game time. He should be playing, after all, he's already in town. We may see , and we will not be seeing (he is in Brazil).
has nothing better to do right now either.
The main attraction, beyond seeing basketball again, may come from the Celtics and 76ers draft picks (they both have several in the 2016 NBA Draft, including two of the top 3). Out in Vegas the Jazz will play three teams that probably will not be running their team 15 deep in a 40 minute game (like the Jazz tend to). Every year in Vegas we've seen our team fail to advance in the playoff tournament. That's kind of a downer if you ask me, but the Jazz guys aren't trying to win summer league. They are trying to find an NBA player or two.
Still, you should watch all of the games. I know I will.
And because what else would I put up here?