The Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Memphis Grizzlies will take part in the Utah Jazz Summer League at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City from July 1-3.
Five of the six games will be televised on NBA TV, while the other (Grizzlies vs Jazz on Monday at 9 p.m. ET) will be on ESPN2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the games on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: ESPN and ESPN 2 are included in all of them, while NBA TV is in the upper three bundles.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of every Utah Summer League game (as well as all the Sacramento and Vegas Summer League games) on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package, while NBA TV comes in the “Sports Extra” add-on.
You can start a free 7-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch every Utah Summer League game (as well as all the Sacramento and Vegas Summer League games) live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBA TV is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. ESPN and ESPN2, however, aren’t included with FuboTV.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of all the NBA TV games on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
2019 Utah Summer League Preview
The Grizzlies and Cavaliers each selected a point guard in the top five of June’s NBA draft, but neither No. 2 pick Ja Morant nor No. 5 pick Darius Garland is expected to participate in the Utah summer league.
The Grizzlies’ Morant, out of Murray State, underwent a minor procedure on his right knee to remove a loose body before the draft. Garland’s freshman season at Vanderbilt was cut short by a meniscus injury.
That leaves 19-year-old Spurs big man Luka Samanic as the highest remaining pick from the 2019 NBA draft who’s expect to play in Salt Lake City.
The No. 19 overall selection played in 50 games for Adriatic League team Petrol Olimpija last season, averaging 18.4 minutes, 8 points, and 4.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 48.4 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from deep, and 72.2 percent from the free-throw line.
“I can run the floor, play defense, switch from 1 to 5, shoot the ball,” Samanic said, according to WOAI. “I think that’s really important. And spread the floor for the guards.”
He added: “I think [the Spurs] have a really similar basketball style to Europe and they have a long history with European players. That’s one more motive for me to just go there and try to be ready as much as possible and just to play.”
In 2017, the Zagreb native led Croatia to a gold medal in Division B of the FIBA U18 European Championship, claiming MVP honors in the process.
“I’m just really excited to start and just to learn from [Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich] and from other players older than me,” Samanic said, per WOAI. “I’m ready.”
Keldon Johnson, whom the Spurs selected at No. 29, is expected to join Samanic on the Utah summer league roster.
The versatile guard from Chesterfield, Virginia, averaged 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists as a freshman for Kentucky, shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from 3-point range, and 70.3 percent from the charity stripe.
“I am blessed to be in the draft,” Johnson said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. “There are a lot of people who don’t get that opportunity. It is definitely motivating. But, at the same time, God blessed me to a great situation being here in San Antonio. I am just taking it all in and enjoying it, and kind of leaving it alone. The draft is behind me. You are starting at ground zero when you get here. I am just ready to come in here and learn and have some fun.”
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