Utah Jazz Announce Summer League Roster

The Utah Jazz Summer League in Salt Lake City is only days away; the team announced its official roster for the three-day event this week.

It’s finally here. After a disappointing finish to the 2015-16 Jazz season and multiple months of watching other teams enjoy playoff runs, basketball is back in the Salt Lake Valley with the beginning of the Utah Jazz Summer League at Vivint Smart Home Arena on July 4.

And while the team’s point guard of the future, erstwhile Aussie Dante Exum, won’t be with the Jazz as he takes five from the court and his rehab for a surgically-repaired ACL, Utah’s roster for summer league action still includes several players of note and the potential for plenty of intrigue in the coming days.

Although he’ll be one of the squad’s youngest players at just 20 years old, Jazz big man Trey Lyles will be one of the squad’s most experienced players and should be one of this summer’s standout performers.

The same could be said for Tibor Pleiss who, after spending most of last season with the team’s D-League affiliate, is looking to stake his claim as a bona fide NBA player next season, beginning with a dominant summer league effort.

Despite Lyles’ rapid ascension from late lottery pick to potential star and Pleiss’ transition from D-Leaguer to, potentially, Rudy Gobert‘s understudy next season, many fans will be flocking to the arena for a first look at the team’s three second round pick’s in last month’s NBA Draft.

Namely Joel Bolomboy, Marcus Paige and Tyrone Wallace.

While each faces a hard road to securing a spot on the Jazz roster come the start of the regular season, a strong summer performance could be enough for one or more of them to make a strong case for roster consideration. Especially in the case of Bolomboy, who could be aided by the potential departure of Trevor Booker.

However, those are just five of the names from the Jazz official roster for their team-hosted summer league. The entire 14-man roster has been compiled as follows–

29Terry AllenF6-8240
22Joel BolomboyF-C6-9235
31Spencer ButterfieldG6-3205
26Dionte ChristmasG6-5205
36Aaron CraftG6-2195
40Bangaly FofanaF-C7-0230
17Quincy FordF-G6-8225
18Olivier HanlanG6-4186
41Trey LylesF6-10234
42Shaquille McKissicF6-5200
45Shonn MillerF6-7222
28JJ O’BrienF6-7228
16Marcus PaigeG6-2175
21Tibor PleissC7-3256
13Tyrone WallaceG6-5200

Note: This is the team’s roster for the Utah Jazz Summer League specifically; we’ll update you on some of the additions and subtractions for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League as they become official.

The Utah Jazz Summer League will run games on July 4 and 5 from Vivint Arena. Following an off-day, games will conclude on July 7 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, home of the University of Utah Runnin’ Utes.

The Jazz will be joined in competition by No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers, No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics, as well as Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs.

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