The Spurs will play in the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Here’s what you need to know:
Orlando Summer League: July 1-5, 6th “Championship Day”
Utah Summer League: July 3, 5-6
Las Vegas Summer League: July 7-11, playoffs July 12-17
Orlando Summer League: Amway Center practice court
Utah Summer League: Jon M. Huntsman Center
Las Vegas Summer League: Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion
How to Watch:
All games will be broadcasted live on NBATV or on the ESPN networks. The Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues are open to the public, while the Orlando league will not be.
And now for the team’s preview:
All expected players as of June 30th
The Spurs will participate in the Las Vegas and Utah Summer Leagues
Players expected to compete: Bryn Forbes, Derrick White, Jaron Blossomgame, Davis Bertans, Dejounte Murray, James Robinson, Olivier Hanlan, Jeff Ledbetter, Cleanthony Early, Cody Lalanne, Livio Jean-Charles, Ben Bentil, Shayne Whittington, Cory Jefferson
Former NBA players Cleanthony Early, Shayne Whittington, Livio Jean-Charles, and Cory Jefferson will try to crack an NBA roster with the Spurs this summer.
Number 29 overall pick Derrick White will get his first chance in the NBA atmosphere. White is a versatile combo guard with a reliable shooting stroke and good passing skills.
Second year players Davis Bertans and Dejounte Murray had varying levels of success, and a pair of good summers could set them up as valuable bench pieces for an aging Spurs team. UDFA Jaron Blossomgame posted big numbers while being the man at Clemson, and this summer could be a showcase for his skills.
Player to Watch: Bryn Forbes
Bryn Forbes has the ability to shoot your team to victory. The second-year guard earned a contract with the Spurs last year but spent most of his time with the Austin Spurs. Forbes did not disappoint, averaging nearly 24 points per game and shooting 48 percent from three.
Like Bertans and Murray, a big summer could give him a larger role in the NBA.