The regular season is the best season, but I have a special place in my heart for summer league. The Jazz will start practicing on Thursday in Orlando and then kick things off with games starting on Monday. Blake Ahearn, Alec Burks, DeMarre Carroll and Enes Kanter will be joined by 2012 draft pick Kevin Murphy, as well as Paul Millsap’s brother John. The biggest surprise is the inclusion of Michael Stockton, the son of the legend himself. The younger Stockton went through a pre-draft workout with the team last year and apparently earned himself a look this time around.
All 20 games of the OPSL will be broadcast live on NBA TV and will also be available online through the NBA Summer League Broadband subscription service at www.nba.com/summerleaguebroadband.
Here’s the schedule:
Monday, July 9 @ Detroit 1pm
Tuesday, July 10 vs. PHILADELPHIA 9am
Wednesday, July 11 @ Orlando 3pm
Thursday, July 12 vs. INDIANA 1pm
Friday, July 13 @ Oklahoma City 6am
Full Utah Jazz roster for the 2012 Orlando Summer League:
The entire press release:
SALT LAKE CITY (July 3, 2012) – Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor today announced that Jazz players Blake Ahearn, Alec Burks, DeMarre Carroll and Enes Kanter will join 2012 draft pick Kevin Murphy in headlining the team’s mini-camp in preparation for the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League. Camp is scheduled to open Thursday, July 5 at RDV SportsPlex in Maitland, Fla. and will run through Sunday, July 8.
Also expected to participate in camp are former Jazzman Kyle Weaver, NBA veterans Stephen Graham and Cedric Simmons, John Millsap (brother of Jazz forward Paul Millsap) and Michael Stockton (son of Naismith Hall of Famer and former Jazz great John Stockton). A complete 2012 Jazz summer league roster is attached.
The Jazz will play five games in the summer league, facing the 76ers, Magic, Pacers, Pistons and Thunder once each. The Jazz will not face the Celtics or Nets. The summer league is hosted by the Orlando Magic and will take place on the practice courts at Amway Center, the Magic’s home arena; Utah previously participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2009 and 2010, when the event was held at RDV Sportsplex. All 20 games of the OPSL will be broadcast live on NBA TV and will also be available online through the NBA Summer League Broadband subscription service at www.nba.com/summerleaguebroadband. Box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics from each Jazz game will be available by visiting www.utahjazz.com.
Due to space limitations, the Orlando Pro Summer League is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. League games will begin at 9 a.m. MT from July 9-12, and at 6 a.m. MT on July 13.