The Utah Jazz are through Summer League but what comes next?
The NBA season rolls on now that Summer League is over. For a lot of teams, they just played the one event in Las Vegas, but there were other Summer Leagues as well, namely the one the Utah Jazz hosted in Salt Lake, and another that was hosted in Sacramento by the Sacramento Kings. That took up just about all of July, while June featured the 2023 NBA Draft.
Now, the league is shifting from the draft, and Summer League outings, what comes next across the rest of the summer, according to NBA.com?
Well, for August, you have Team USA taking on Team Puerto Rico in Las Vegas, and that’s on Aug. 7. The Hall of Fame is also in August, the 11th and 12th, and fans can see the likes of Dwayne Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, and Becky Hammon all heading into the basketball hall of fame.
After that, on Aug 12, 13, 18, and 20, you have team USA taking on four different teams from Europe, with Slovenia up first, then Spain, then Greece, and lastly Germany. Team USA will play those games between Malaga, Spain, and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Between Aug. 25 and Sept. 10, fans can watch the FIBA Men’s World Cup, which will take place across the South Pacific in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
After that wraps up, we get into the core stuff for the offseason; training camp.
If a team is taking on any foreign squads, outside of North America, they can begin arriving on Sept. 29. The next day, Sept. 30, is when said training camps for those teams participating in any international friendlies can begin.
For any team not going abroad, players have to report to their teams by Oct. 2, with training camps opening up officially on Oct. 3. Then, two days later on Oct. 5, preseason basketball begins.