Utah Jazz to Host Salt Lake City Summer League
The Utah Jazz announced the return of Utah NBA Summer League basketball with the Four-Team, Six-game Salt Lake City Summer League to be held on August 3rd, 4th and 6th from the University of Utah Health, Utah Sports Commission and the Western Governors University was presented Vivint Arena.
The teams participating in the Round Robin Summer Showcase in downtown Salt Lake City will be two teams representing the Jazz Plus teams of the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.
Salt Lake City Summer League tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 23rd. Three-day passes for all six games start at $ 18. Day tickets will go on sale at a later date and give access to both games played that day.
Each team plays three games as part of the daily Doubleheaders on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 and 7 p.m. (MT). Tickets can be purchased online at www.utahjazz.com or through the Utah Jazz mobile app.
“Basketball is back in Salt Lake City this summer in a casual, affordable and fun atmosphere at Vivint Arena,” said Jonathan Rinehart, Executive Director of the Summer League. “We are happy to see the younger players from two jazz teams play together with the Grizzlies and Spurs in daily double headers. Summer tires are a great tradition in Utah and a wonderful community event. “
The schedule, details on radio / TV broadcasts and team lineups will be announced at a later date. The NBA Draft Lottery takes place on June 22nd and the NBA Draft on July 29th.
After a hiatus last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Salt Lake City Summer League will be held for the sixth year since summer basketball was revived. The three-day attendance for the 2019 Summer League in the Vivint Arena was 29,469. The highest number of visitors in 2018 was 33,884.
The Salt Lake City Summer League features rookies selected in the 2021 NBA Draft to compete in their first NBA games, second graders, selected free agents and athletes competing for the regular season lists of the NBA and G League.
The youngest participants in the Salt Lake City Summer League included Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, and Georges Niang, Utah; Davis Bertans, Dejounte Murray, and Derrick White (San Antonio); Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia); Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown (Boston); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis); and Trae Young and John Collins (Atlanta).
The jazz will also play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 August 8-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. All 30 NBA teams will play five games each during the 10-day 75-game event.