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Jazz announce return of Salt Lake City Summer League

Round-robin tournament occurring Aug. 3-6 in Vivint Arena

Utah Jazz's Jarrell Brantley (5) blocks the shot of Memphis Grizzlies' Dusty Hannahs (8) during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 1, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

On Monday, the Jazz announced the return of the Salt Lake City Summer League, their usually-annual set of games to give minutes to new draft picks and other young players on and off the roster.

This year, there will be four teams participating in the Salt Lake City Summer League: the San Antonio Spurs, the Memphis Grizzlies, and two separate squads organized by the Jazz. The four teams will play in a round robin format, with six games in total taking place on August 3, 4, and 6. Each day will feature two games.

The Jazz will start selling 3-day passes for the tournament on Wednesday, at UtahJazz.com, 1-day passes will go on sale at a “later date,” according to the press release. The team also didn’t announce the specific schedule of games, nor TV or radio plans for the event.

“Basketball is back this summer in Salt Lake City in a casual, affordable and fun atmosphere at Vivint Arena,” Jonathan Rinehart, summer league executive director, said in a press release. “We are excited to watch the younger players from two Jazz teams along with the Grizzlies and Spurs play in daily doubleheaders. Summer hoops are a great tradition in Utah and a wonderful community event.”

In years past, the team held a 3-on-3 tournament for fans in parking lots outside of Vivint Arena. That will not occur in 2021, but the team said it hopes to have the event return in future years.

The Jazz are currently slated to draft No. 30 in the 2021 NBA Draft, on July 29.

The teams participating in the Salt Lake City Summer League will also participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, which takes place from Aug. 8-17.



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