The Utah Jazz announced the return of Salt Lake City Summer League today for August 3, 4 and 6 at Vivint Arena. Tickets go on sale June 23.
For the Jazz this is an opportunity to get back to developing their young talent, the thing that has been so effective in the past. The pandemic hit everyone hard last year but where it was felt the most might have been in player development. With shortened seasons and cancelled Summer Leagues, teams have not had a chance to get a good look at their young talent, as well as undrafted talent that could be available.
Rosters for the Summer League will include new rookies drafted in the 2021 NBA draft as well as young prospects, free agents and other players looking to make their way into the NBA or overseas.
A roster has not been announced yet but we’ll definitely see Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes suit up for the Jazz. It’s also very likely we see Trent Forrest play. It’s unclear if we’ll see Miye Oni, Juwan Morgan or Jarrell Brantley considering they’ll be entering their third seasons next year, but it could only help to see them on the floor again.
Basketball is back in Salt Lake City soon, and it will be a welcome sight.