NBA Summer League: Salt Lake City, The Warm-UP

NBA Salt Lake Summer League Preview and Team Insights

The NBA Salt Lake Summer League is here and the NBA is officially back! For its ninth consecutive year, the NBA Salt Lake Summer League is set to take place at the Delta Center from July 8th to 10th. This year’s edition promises an exciting showcase featuring four teams – the Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers – all returning for a thrilling three-day showdown.

The Salt Lake City Summer League has become a summer tradition, offering a unique opportunity to witness the NBA’s rising stars take center stage. This year’s event promises to be no different. Fans can expect a fast-paced, round-robin tournament format where each team battles it out against every other participant. Every game will be broadcasted live on ESPN, ESPN2, and NBA TV, and we are hoping to get some great games with some of the league’s rising talent.

The NBA Salt Lake City Summer League offers a great glimpse into the future of the NBA. Drafted with top-10 picks, Zach Edey (Memphis) and Cody Williams (Utah) will make their highly anticipated Summer League debuts. These young phenoms, along with other intriguing prospects like Jaylen Wells (Memphis), Isaiah Collier (Utah), and Dillon Jones (Oklahoma City), will be looking to make their mark on the league.

The Summer League is one of our first opportunities to start placing some bets on the NBA scores and odds for the season, so we are going to look at the players and odds and see if there are any opportunities to make some NBA predictions.

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NBA Summer League Schedule

The NBA Salt Lake Summer League will take place over three days, and here is the schedule:

Monday, July 8: Thunder-76ers (7 ET, ESPN), Grizzlies-Jazz (9 ET, ESPN)

Tuesday, July 9: Grizzlies-76ers (7 ET, ESPN), Thunder-Jazz (9 ET, ESPN2)

Wednesday, July 10: Grizzlies-Thunder (7 ET, NBA TV), 76ers-Jazz (9 ET, ESPN2)

The NBA odds are out for Monday’s games, and they are as follows:

The Thunder are +4.5 underdogs in their game against the 76ers on Monday. The Thunder are +160 underdogs and the 76ers are -200 to win straight up. The total for the game is set at 173.5.

The second game on Monday is the Memphis Grizzlies against the hometown team Utah Jazz. The Jazz are -5.5 favorites in the games. The Grizzlies are +186 to upset the home team, and the Jazz are -235 to win straight up. The total for the game is set at 184.5.

OKC and Philly

Oklahoma City Thunder– The Thunder were last year’s favorites to win the Las Vegas Summer League, but failed to reach their high expectations. The Thunder are known for developing young talent and taking the Summer League fairly seriously. This season they are opting to not play Cason Wallace or Chet Holmgren, both likely too experienced for Summer League development. Here is the Thunder’s Summer League roster:

Thunder logo Thunder’s Summer League Roster
Adam Flagler
Ajay Mitchell
Dillon Jones
Tre Mitchell
Jack Gohlke
Alex Ducas
Buddy Boeheim
Malvey Leons
Clarence Daniels
Cormac Ryan
Ousmane Dieng
Keyontae Johnson
Kylor Kelly
Miller Kopp
Hunter Maldonado
Jaden Shackelford
Jaykwon Walton
KJ Williams

Philadelphia 76ers– Like the Thunder, the 76ers will be looking to contend for a championship in 2025. They are less known for developing talent, more often landing big names in NBA free agency. That being said, they are marching out a roster with two draft picks from this season. Here is their Summer League roster:

76ers logo Philadelphia 76ers Summer League Roster
Jeff Dowtin Jr.
Ricky Council IV
David Jones
Justin Edwards
Jared McCain
RJ Hampton
Keve Aluma
Darius Days
Adem Bona
Tony Bradley
Romeo Langford
Justin Powell
Max Fiedler
Judah Mintz
Jordan Tucker
Jaylen Sims

Grizz and Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies– The Grizzlies have been one of the more exciting young teams in the league but took a step back last season due to star injuries and suspensions. They were rewarded with Zach Eddy as a lottery pick. Their Summer League Roster also contains four players who finished the season with the team last year including GG Jackson and Jake LaRavia. Here is their roster:

Grizzlies logo Memphis Grizzlies Summer League Roster
Jaylen Wells
Scotty Pippen Jr.
Jake LaRavia
Timmy Allen
DJ Jeffries
Isaiah Miller
Kevon Harris
Zach Edey
Cam Spencer
Kyle Castlin
Freddie Gillespie
GG Jackson II
Trey Jemison
DeJon Jarreau

The Utah Jazz are the hosts of these games and have a roster loaded with young talent. They will be playing four guys who all played significant minutes for the team last season. Walker Kessler, Keyonte George, Taylor Hendricks, and Brice Sensabaugh will all be looking to make a name for themselves ahead of what will likely be a tanking season for the Jazz. Here is their roster:

Jazz logo Utah Jazz Summer League Roster
Max Abmas
Armando Bacot
Darius Bazley
Isaiah Collier
Kyle Filipowski
Keyonte George
Taylor Hendricks
Keshawn Justice
Walker Kessler
Taevion Kinsey
Kenneth Lofton Jr.
Josh Pierre-Louis
Jason Preston
Babacar Sane
Brice Sensabaugh
Cody Williams

For NBA news, betting analysis, and more, visit Point Spreads Sports Magazine.


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