San Antonio Spurs will play in 2018 Utah Summer League
By Rob Wolkenbrod
The San Antonio Spurs will take part in the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League, which occurs in the first week of July.
The San Antonio Spurs have free agency and the draft to handle, but in the midst of this, there’s still basketball to play. It has nothing to do with most of the roster, but the rookies, younger players and those trying to find an NBA opportunity in the summer league.
On Wednesday, the Silver and Black officially announced their participation in the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League. They will be one of four teams involved, with the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz as the others.
The schedule was also released, with all teams playing each other once:
Monday, July 2
- Atlanta vs. Memphis
- San Antonio vs. Utah
Tuesday, July 3
- Atlanta vs. San Antonio
- Memphis vs. Utah
Thursday, July 5
- Memphis vs. San Antonio
- Atlanta vs. Utah
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It’s a short summer league, so look for San Antonio to join another group of teams for July action — likely the Las Vegas Summer League. This would take place after the Utah Summer League wraps up.
Bryn Forbes shined for the Spurs in the 2017 Summer League, which arguably solidified his spot on their opening day roster with stellar shooting performances. Will someone replicate his success? Could that be Derrick White if he participates with the other rookies, sophomores and players eyeing an opportunity? How about 2017 second-round pick Jaron Blossomgame?
Last year, the Spurs signed Brandon Paul to a two-year deal out of the summer league. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before RC Buford and the organization’s front office reached out to the Illinois product to be part of the roster.
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Will the Spurs find another player to join their 2018-19 squad? Let’s find out when the summer league kicks off on Monday, July 2, 24 hours after free agency starts.