The Utah Jazz Summer League team could be the best in Vegas

With the aftermath of the 2024 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz prepare to play in the NBA Summer League. This time around, the Jazz have a roster that could actually win the championship.
2023 NBA Summer League - Los Angeles Clippers v Utah Jazz
2023 NBA Summer League - Los Angeles Clippers v Utah Jazz / Candice Ward/GettyImages

While the Utah Jazz may not come close to competing for an NBA championship next season, they just might be able to win one particular title this summer in the NBA 2K25 Summer League in Las Vegas. The team has a great mix of experienced players and a group of rookies who could make a significant impact. Just last year, the Jazz were thriving behind Keyonte George (who will play in the summer league again), as he averaged 21.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. His campaign was cut short, however, after suffering an injury, joining Taylor Hendricks and Brice Sensabaugh, both of whom didn’t play a game in the summer league last year.

The Utah Jazz Summer League Roster boasts talent

This time around, things could be very different. With George, Hendricks, Sensabaugh, and Walker Kessler all playing, the team already has a solid core of NBA talent. In addition, fan favorite Kenneth Lofton Jr. will be on the roster. When you add rookies Cody Williams, Isaiah Collier, and Kyle Filipowski, you can’t help but get excited about the young talent on display.

The Utah Jazz had a highly praised draft, and this will be the first time we get to see these rookies in action with the Jazz. After taking Williams at 10 and stealing Collier and Filipowski at 29 and 32, the anticipation for this year’s summer league is high for Jazz fans.

Before the team goes to Vegas, they will kick off summer league play here in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Summer League runs from July 8-10, with the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, and Philadelphia 76ers playing each other over multiple days. The Jazz will face big names like Jared McCain, Zach Edey, and Weber State’s own Dillon Jones.

The Jazz look to win in Las Vegas

Just a couple of days after wrapping up summer league play in Salt Lake, the team will head to Vegas to compete against the rest of the league’s young talent from July 12-22. This is where the Jazz have a chance to become Summer League champions, as they have one of the best rosters on paper in the league. In Las Vegas, the Jazz will face the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Clippers. If the Jazz finish within the top four teams, they will advance to the semi-final playoff.

With a roster containing a great mix of young talent, fans should watch to see how the new rookies perform, like Cody Williams, along with players we already love, like George. While hunting for the Summer League championship, George could look to win the NBA 2K25 Summer League MVP, which he was on pace to do last year before his injury.

All Jazz fans should tune in, as it is not only a showcase of young talent, but a glimpse of the future as the Utah Jazz look to rebuild.