San Antonio Spurs to participate in Salt Lake City Summer League

ONTARIO, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV #1 of the Austin Spurs drives to the basket against Brandon Fields #5 of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario on February 24, 2019 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
ONTARIO, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV #1 of the Austin Spurs drives to the basket against Brandon Fields #5 of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario on February 24, 2019 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Once again, the San Antonio Spurs are slated to participate in three games during the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League in Utah.

As part of their annual Summer League circuit, the San Antonio Spurs will head to Utah for three exhibition games where their developing talent will have the chance to showcase and develop their skills on a large stage. Last year’s Salt Lake City Summer League served a great opportunity for combo guard Derrick White, who took over the competition and led the Spurs in each of their three games.

Spurs fans look forward to watching sophomore swingman Lonnie Walker IV operate the offense. There’s really no telling what Walker will focus on this offseason because of the versatile nature of his game, but he’ll assuredly return with some new tricks up his sleeve.

Here is the schedule for the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League games on July 1-3. pic.twitter.com/lVXObMpHyM

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San Antonio will participate in games for three days in a row starting on July 1. Their opponents in that time will be Cleveland, Memphis and Utah’s Summer League squads. Two of those opponents are selecting in the Top 5 of the lottery, so the Spurs need to be prepared for some top-notch competition this season.

All signs point toward the Grizzlies selecting point guard phenomenon Ja Morant with the second pick. Paired with Jaren Jackson Jr. at the power forward slot, Memphis is building an exciting group of young players while maintaining guiding veteran presences in their locker room. Even in the face of adversity, the Spurs have a shot at overcoming the Grizzlies’ new core by executing their strategies and relying on some of their younger talents.

Nothing matches the actual season and Playoffs for Spurs fans, but Summer League is always an exciting consolation prize for thirsting fans suffering from mid-Summer basketball withdrawals.

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Now that the Spurs are grooming and developing a fruitful group of exciting players that can hugely benefit from the Summer League, there are a handful of reasons for San Antonio to tune in come July.

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