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Utah Jazz to participate in Las Vegas Summer League

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 9:12 p.m. MDT

Houston Rockets' B.J. Young (15) battles for a loose ball with Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27), of France, and Jeremy Evans (40) during an NBA summer league basketball game, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux, AP) Houston Rockets' B.J. Young (15) battles for a loose ball with Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27), of France, and Jeremy Evans (40) during an NBA summer league basketball game, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux, AP)

The NBA has confirmed that its summer league will take place in Las Vegas from July 11-21. As previously reported, the Utah Jazz will be among the participating teams in Sin City instead of Orlando, where the organization had gone since the Rocky Mountain Revue folded in 2009.

Teams will play in three games between July 11-15 and then have at least two games in a tournament format from July 16-21 at various sites in Las Vegas, including the COX Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Vegas summer league will be open to the public and televised on NBA TV.

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said the organization will hold a training camp in Salt Lake City leading up to the summer league. It's possible one of the practices will be open to the public as a way to engage fans in the offseason.

The Jazz signed rookie guard Ian Clark, last year's championship game MVP, after the Belmont sharpshooter helped the Golden State Warriors win the tourney by scoring 33 points in the finale.

Jazz participants in the summer league could include Trey Burke, Rudy Gobert, Clark, Malcolm Thomas, Erik Murphy, Diante Garrett, Raul Neto and three of the first 35 picks in the 2014 draft.

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