The Utah Jazz may not have selected anyone in last Thursday’s NBA draft, but they did manage to sign a few undrafted young players, and the Salt Lake City Summer League is the perfect opportunity for those guys, as well as other hungry young players. to win and impress Jazz’s front office. Joining the Jazz in this year’s Summer League will be Eastern Conference powerhouse Philadelphia 76ers, rising stars in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies and the potentially fantastic Oklahoma City Thunder, who may feature the likes of Josh. Giddey and Chet Holmgren.
The Salt Lake City Summer League will take place July 5-7, before the team heads to Nevada to join the rest of the NBA, and while there’s no name like Holmgren, Ivey, Smith or Banchero on this list, their performance could lead to a lot of depth in Utah for the coming year.
The roster could potentially be changing by the time the NBA preseason rolls around, and if the Jazz end up leaving Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert, then Summer League performances will matter even more, because this team could use some young players to round out this playoff squad. While not the biggest tournament in the world, the Summer League still provides a fun look at top prospects and undrafted rookies, and it allows players who haven’t been in the spotlight to stand out and make their mark, and that’s exactly what Utah fans and the front office are hoping for next month.