The Jazz 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 League’s 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
Players expected to compete: Joel Bolomboy, Tony Bradley, Donovan Mitchell, Nigel Willams-Goss, Mitch Creek, Nate Sobey, Dante Exum, Eric Griffin, Hapoel Gilboa Galil, Tyler Cavanaugh, Spencer Butterfield, Jonathan Holmes, James Southerland, Devondrick Walker, J.P. Tokoto, Tyrone Wallace, and Julian Wright.
Much of the excitement of Utah’s team will be surrounded by dynamic rookie Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell has two-way capabilities and he could be a candidate to explode in the summer.
Second rounder Nigel Williams-Goss will look to prove his success at Gonzaga can translate to the NBA. Williams-Goss lacks elite athleticism, but he is crafty and a true point guard.
Tony Bradley is another name to watch. The big man is considered raw by many and his performance could determine how NBA ready he is.
G-Leaguers Jonathan Holmes, James Southerland, Devondrick Walker, J.P. Tokoto, and Tyrone Wallace could earn NBA jobs with strong summers.
UDFA Tyler Cavanaugh is a small school prospect who can shoot, while Aussie Mitch Creek is an interesting pickup by the team. Joel Bolomboy is looking to build off of a strong G-League season and make an impact on the NBA level this year.
Player to Watch: Dante Exum
The disappointing vet will be entering his 4th year in the NBA after being taken 5th overall in 2014. Injuries and a lack of outside shooting have set Exum back so far.
Exum still has great potential on both sides of the ball and a strong summer could bring some optimism back to his career.