As the dust settles from the 2023 NBA Draft, fans can look to the courts for their first glimpse of this year’s rookie crop. The Summer League season is now underway in Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas – offering a route for second- and third-year players to step up and show their skills, as well as a platform for undrafted players to prove themselves worthy of a training camp invite or even a two-way contract.
Sacramento and Utah are warming up the audience, showcasing some of the most promising talent for the upcoming season. But what everyone has been waiting for is finally here: all 30 teams will be joining the festivities in Las Vegas starting on July 7th. It’s time to mark your calendars and prepare for a hoops feast!
Salt Lake City Summer League
After more than a decade-long absence, the Delta Center is ready to play host once again this July 3-6 for the 2023 Salt Lake City Summer League. The league features the same four teams from last year – Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and home team Utah Jazz.
The exciting three-day event kicks off Monday with the Grizzlies facing off against the 76ers at 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV and an hour later the Thunder take on the Jazz in the same venue. On Wednesday, the Grizzlies hit it up against the Thunder at 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV, while an hour later the 76ers challenge the Jazz. And Thursday night’s action culminates in an all-out showdown between the Thunder and 76ers at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by the Grizzlies taking on the Jazz at 9 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
Don’t miss out on your chance to see these four star teams battle it out on the court for a place under the Delta Center lights!
Experience the excitement of the Salt Lake City Summer League with three days of round-robin action! All four teams in the tournament will be competing throughout, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. For those who want to see every match up close and personal, single-day tickets are available online at SLCSummerLeague.com or on the Utah Jazz mobile app… starting at only $16!
Fans can also tune into NBA TV to watch each game live, with the exception of Thursday’s matchup between Oklahoma City and Philadelphia, which will be exclusively airing on ESPN2. So don’t miss out – get your tickets now and catch all the thrill and excitement of the Salt Lake City Summer League!
Key Players to Watch:
As the Salt Lake City Summer League takes to the hardwood, all eyes are on Chet Holmgren – the No. 2 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and one of the most highly-touted young talents set to take part in the tournament. Despite suffering a season-ending foot injury while playing in a pro-am game last summer, Holmgren is looking primed to make an impact for the Thunder.
The Jazz will also enter the tournament boasting three first-round picks from the 2023 Draft: Taylor Hendricks (No. 9), Keyonte George (No. 16), and Brice Sensabaugh (No. 28). Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have their own pair of second-rounders ready to make a splash – G.G. Jackson II (No. 45) and Tarik Biberovic (No. 56) – and the 76ers are packing plenty of punch with the impressive Jaden Sprinter, fresh off winning MVP honors in the 2022-23 NBA G League Finals.
From seasoned veterans to rookies on the rise, this year’s SLC Summer League offers plenty of intriguing matchups and exciting players to watch as teams compete for supremacy.