Utah Jazz’s NBA Summer League 2014 Schedule Released

Jazz to face two of top three picks in the 2014 NBA Draft; First game July 12
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2014) – The NBA today released the Utah Jazz’s schedule for NBA Summer League 2014, a 67-game, 11-day event that will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from July 11-21.

The Jazz, who currently holds the fifth overall selection in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft (in addition to 23rd and 35th picks), is scheduled to face two of the top three picks in the Draft, and four of the top 11 in the three preliminary round games – playing the Philadelphia 76ers (own the third and 10th picks) on July 12, the Milwaukee Bucks (the second pick) on July 14, and the Denver Nuggets (11th pick) on July 15.  Following the preliminary round, the teams will then be seeded in a tournament, which runs through July 21.  Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

NBA TV will be televising all 67 NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas, including 38 games live during the event, and every game will also be available live at NBA.com/summerleague and on the NBA Summer League app via a subscription-based package.  

Utahjazz.com will have correspondents in Las Vegas covering the Jazz and Summer League, and Jazz fans will be able to access box scores, game recaps, cumulative statistics, behind-the-scenes coverage and much more by visiting www.utahjazz.com and following the official Jazz twitter account, @utahjazz.

This will mark the Jazz’s first-ever appearance in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.  Utah previously participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League from 2009-10 and 2012-13 (no summer leagues were held in 2011) after hosting the Rocky Mountain Revue until 2008.  The Jazz does have a little history playing in Las Vegas however, having played a total of 13 regular season home games at Thomas & Mack Center during the 1983-84 (11 games) and 1984-85 (two games) seasons.  In addition, Jazz guard Ian Clark was MVP of the 2013 Summer League Championship Game last year after scoring 33 points to lead Golden State’s entry to the league’s inaugural title.

Ten of the 12 teams that own Lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft are scheduled to compete in the 2014 NBA Summer League, including Utah.  Notable is that seven of the last nine NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners having taken part in action in Las Vegas.  

The other participating teams in NBA Summer League 2014 are: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington and the NBA D-League Select team.  Each of the participating teams will play three games apiece between July 11 and 15 before being seeded in the tournament, which tips off on July 16 and runs through the Championship Game on July 21. 

Tickets for the NBA Summer League are now on sale.  Fans can purchase tickets to the NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com, a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans or by calling (702) 739-FANS.

Jazz broadcast information and the summer league roster will be announced at a later date.

Date Opponent Time (MT) Venue
Sat, July 12 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Mon, July 14 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Tue, July 15 vs. Denver Nuggets 6:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
July 16-21 Tournament Play (opponents, times and venues TBD)