Vivint Smart Home Arena to host games July 4-5; Huntsman Center on July 7
SALT CITY LAKE – NBA action will return to Salt Lake City this summer with the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League, presented by America First Credit Union and Siegfried & Jensen in association with the Utah Sports Commission, the team announced today. The Jazz will host the event at Vivint Smart Home Arena on July 4 and 5, before games shift to the University of Utah’s Huntsman Center on July 7. In addition to the Jazz, the six-game, four-team event will also feature the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs for the second straight season.
Each participating team will play three games over the four-day span as part of daily double-headers on Monday, July 4; Tuesday, July 5; and Thursday, July 7. No league games will be played on Wednesday, July 6.
Utah Jazz Summer League tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Further details, including a complete schedule of games, ticket package options, broadcast information and team rosters will be announced at later dates.
The Utah Jazz Summer League will feature newly drafted rookies seeing their first NBA action, along with young NBA players, select free agents and undrafted rookies looking for an opportunity. Current Jazzmen who played on the team’s entry in the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League include Danté Exum, Rodney Hood, Chris Johnson and Trey Lyles. Other current NBA players who participated in last year’s event include Kyle Anderson (San Antonio), Bryce Cotton (Memphis), Jerami Grant (Philadelphia), Richaun Holmes (Philadelphia), R.J. Hunter (Boston), T.J. McConnell (Philadelphia), Jordan Mickey (Boston), Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia), Terry Rozier (Boston), Marcus Smart (Boston) and James Young (Boston).
Last year, attendance for the three-day 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League total was 31,751 fans for a daily average of 10,584, including a record 12,128 fans in attendance for the event’s final day as the Jazz completed a three-game sweep of the league.
Many past and current NBA stars have appeared in summer action in Utah early in their careers, including Carmelo Anthony (2003), Tim Duncan (1997), Kevin Durant (2008), Kyle Korver (2003), Paul Millsap (2006, 2007), Steve Nash (1997), Joakim Noah (2007), Dirk Nowitzki (1999, 2000), Tony Parker (2001) and Zach Randolph (2001).
UtahJazz.com will be the online home for comprehensive coverage of all Summer League activities at http://utahjazzsummerleague.com for game previews, live stats, photo galleries, results, game recaps and video interviews. The hashtag #UtahJazzSL will be used to categorize Utah Jazz Summer League tweets.