Then, on July 2, the Jazz will play Cleveland, the owners of the No. 5 and No. 26 picks. Cleveland also could bring last years rookie point guard Collin Sexton to the game.
To wrap up the summer league, the Jazz will play the San Antonio Spurs, owners of the No. 19 and No. 29 picks on July 3. All three Jazz games will be played at 7 p.m.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers will participate in the Salt Lake City Summer League for the first time, playing three games in early July before heading to Las Vegas.
Memphis currently holds the No. 2 pick in the draft while Cleveland is set to pick No. 5 and 26. The Spurs will pick at No. 19, 29 and 49, and the Jazz have the No. 23 and 53 overall selections as it currently stands for the draft on Thursday, June 20.
The Cavs will be one of four teams to take part in the six-game summer showcase that features a round-robin format. The Cavs will open the tournament on July 1, playing the San Antonio Spurs at 7 p.m. ET. Their second matchup will be against Utah on July 2 at 9 p.m. ET. The Cavs will wrap up play against the Memphis Grizzlies, tipping off the finale at 7 p.m. ET.
According to sources, the Cavs havent decided yet if last years first-round pick Collin Sexton will participate. Sexton, who was named to the All-Rookie Second Team Tuesday afternoon, may end up traveling with the team so he can go through team workouts instead of playing. Sexton made his NBA debut in Las Vegas Summer League last July.
Given the results of the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, the Salt Lake City Summer League could feature two of the top 5 picks. The Grizzlies are slotted No. 2 while the Cavaliers hold the fifth selection.
Three-day attendance for last years summer league at Vivint Smart Home Arena was a record 33,884, beating the previous best set in 2015. Atlanta Trae Young and Memphis Jaren Jackson Jr. both participated in the summer showcase.