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Salt Lake City Summer League
July 1-3, 2019


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The Utah Jazz-run league, renamed as the Salt Lake City Summer League, will run July 1-3, 2019 and include four teams

Salt Lake City Summer LeagueNBA summer league basketball in Utah will take a new twist in 2019, as Utah's summer basketball league has a new name: the Salt Lake City Summer League.

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The 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League will be a four-team, six-game event hosted by the Utah Jazz on July 1-3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Now with a new look in its fifth year, SLC Summer League games will be played on a modified City Edition court.

“Salt Lake City loves basketball and has a tremendous year-round hoops community. Summer is no exception as evident by our record attendance last year,” said Jonathan Rinehart, summer league executive director. “We seek to capture the essence of summer with its casual, accessible and fun atmosphere. The downtown location uniquely merges professional sports, entertainment amenities and a world-class facility for the public and participating teams to enjoy.”

The six-game, four-team summer showcase will be conducted in a round-robin format with the Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers. Games will be held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (MT) with the Jazz playing the nightcap of each session.

The Salt Lake City Summer League showcases rookies selected in the 2019 NBA Draft competing in their first NBA games, sophomores, select free agents and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters.

Three-day attendance for last year’s summer league at Vivint Smart Home Arena was a record 33,884. The previous best had been 31,751 in 2015 when summer basketball returned to Salt Lake City for the first time since 2008.

Recent summer league players have included Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Georges Niang and Danté Exum (Utah); Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes 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 following is the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League schedule (all Mountain Time; home team listed second):

Monday, July 1
5 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Cleveland
7 p.m. – Memphis vs. Utah

Tuesday, July 2
5 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Memphis
7 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Utah

Wednesday, July 3
5 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Memphis
7 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Utah

Following the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, the Salt Lake City Summer League could feature six first-round picks, including two of the top five, from the NBA Draft and two second-round picks. Those selections include the No. 2 pick (Memphis), No. 5 and 26 (Cleveland), No. 19, 29 and 49 (San Antonio) and No. 23 and 53 (Utah).

Tickets are now on sale. Lower bowl tickets are available at $9 for a one-day pass which provides access to both games played on that day. Three-day passes for all six games start at $16.