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Preview: Wizards start Summer League action against Jazz in Las Vegas

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Summer League is finally here. After all the talk about where last year’s rookies need to improve and which undrafted players might have a shot at the roster, now we finally get to see how this roster stacks up against some of the other collections of young talent in the NBA.

The Wizards start with a formidable challenge on Saturday against Utah. The Jazz went 0-3 against the 76ers, Celtics, and Spurs in the Utah Summer League, but to be fair, all three of those teams are loaded with young talent, so that might not be the best indicator of how good they could really be.

Game Info

When: Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 pm EST

Where: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

TV: Fans in the Washington D.C. area can watch the game live on CSN Mid-Atlantic. The game can also be streamed on ESPN3, along with every other Summer League game.

Notable player on Utah’s roster

  • Trey Lyles - He was the star for the Jazz in the Utah Summer League, averaging 20.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Problem is, he wasn’t very efficient as the team’s top option. He shot 16-52 from the field (30.8 percent) in the team’s three losses. He’ll need more support from the rest of the roster to be a more efficient option in Las Vegas.
  • Aaron Craft - He will try to take as many charges as possible.
  • Marcus Paige - He'll try to avoid making eye contact with Daniel Ochefu of Villanova at all times. Too many bad memories.
  • Tibor Pleiss - Still grindin' after the Nets took him with the 31st overall pick in the 2010 draft.
  • Spencer Butterfield - What. A. Name.