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Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Phoenix Suns guard Jimmer Fredette (32) runs up court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, March 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting Monday, NBA Summer League action will tip off with games in Salt Lake City and Sacramento before play moves to Las Vegas.

Thirteen of the NBA’s 30 teams have announced their rosters for summer league play, with the rest expected to this week before the Vegas tournament begins. Even with less than half of the official rosters announced, there are already six players with Utah ties expected to be playing in summer league, outside of the hometown Utah Jazz's summer league team.

Whether it’s guys like former BYU sharpshooter Jimmer Fredette or ex-Ute wing Dakarai Tucker, the summer league provides players the chance to impress not just NBA executives for the team they suit up for, but for others throughout the league.

Both the Salt Lake City and Sacramento (California Classic) tournaments run July 1-3, with pool play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Vegas going from July 5-11. Tournament play in Las Vegas runs July 12-15.

Here’s a look at each local player either reported or confirmed to be playing in summer league play.

All times listed are Mountain Daylight Time, with * indicating a game at the Thomas & Mack Center and ^ indicating a game at Cox Pavilion, both on UNLV's campus.

Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Phoenix Suns guard Jimmer Fredette (32) runs up court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, March 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

Jimmer Fredette (BYU G), Playing for Golden State

Fredette’s latest stop in his search to find an NBA home has taken him to the Bay Area.

The former Naismith College Player of the Year played in only six games for the Phoenix Suns at the end of last season after signing a two-year contract, averaging 3.7 points per game while shooting just 27.6 percent from the field. The Suns did not exercise the team option on his contract, though, and he landed with the Warriors summer league team, where he is one of seven players with NBA experience along with nine rookies.

Playing the past three seasons for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association — he averaged 36.9 points a game for the Sharks last year and was named the CBA’s International MVP in 2016-17 before signing with the Suns — has meant time away from Fredette’s family, which includes two young children and his wife, Whitney.

“I was there for three years and you know, my family is back in the U.S. and it’s hard to live away from them for periods of time,” Fredette, sporting a sizable bandage over his right eye, told reporters during a Warriors media session Friday. “And now I have two kids, a three-month-old boy and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl and they weren’t over there with me the whole time.

“So I want to give this another chance. I believe I’m an NBA player. I believe I can really do great things in this league and be able to help a team, you know, in some way. I just want to give that one more opportunity and be with my family, be able to live here and you know, we’ll see what happens.”

Fredette — who will wear No. 33 for the Warriors — is grateful for the opportunity to showcase his skills with Golden State, who’s won three NBA titles in the past five seasons and made the NBA Finals every year since 2015.

“Obviously I would love to make the Golden State Warriors. I would love to do that, show them what I can do,” Fredette said. ”Buy you know, obviously, the summer league, there’s a lot of people watching. So you never know who’s going to be watching you or anything like that. It’s just a good opportunity to play and I’m grateful for the Warriors for giving me that chance.”

Golden State’s schedule

California Classic (Sacramento, Golden 1 Center)

  • Monday, July 1 vs. Sacramento, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Tuesday, July 2 vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Wednesday, July 3 vs. Miami, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)

  • Friday, July 5 vs. Charlotte^, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Saturday, July 6 vs. Toronto*, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Monday, July 8 vs. L.A. Lakers*, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Wednesday, July 10 vs. Denver*, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
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Eric Mika, from BYU, loosens up at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Eric Mika (BYU C), Playing for Sacramento

The 6-foot-10 big man who prepped at Lone Peak High will play for the Kings in summer league and wear the No. 42 jersey for Sacramento. The second-year pro last played in summer league in 2017, when he averaged 5.4 points over five games for the Miami Heat summer league contingent.

Mika, who left the Cougars following his sophomore season, began his professional career in Lega Serie A in Italy before signing with Medi Bayreuth of Basketball Bundesliga, the highest level of basketball in Germany, in January. In 15 games with Medi Bayreuth, he averaged 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 67 percent from the field.

He'll face another former BYU star when the Kings play Fredette and the Warriors on the first night of the California Classic.

Sacramento’s schedule

California Classic (Sacramento, Golden 1 Center)

  • Monday, July 1 vs. Golden State, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Tuesday, July 2 vs. Miami, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Wednesday, July 3 vs. L.A. Lakers, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)

  • Saturday, July 6 vs. China^, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Monday, July 8 vs. Dallas*, 1:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Tuesday, July 9 vs. Houston^, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • Thursday, July 11 vs. L.A. Clippers^, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
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Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) defends Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Caleb Swanigan (F/C, lived in Utah), Playing for Sacramento

Swanigan, who lived in both Utah and Indiana growing up, will also play for the Kings along with Mika and will wear the No. 50 jersey. The 6-foot-9 big man was a first-round NBA draft selection by Portland in 2017.

Swanigan was traded to the Kings in February, after playing in 45 games over nearly two seasons with the Trail Blazers while averaging 2.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 7.4 minutes per game, with three starts. He played just three games for Sacramento and has played in the NBA's G League with the Canton Charge and the Texas Legends.

The former Purdue standout had a solid summer league back in 2017 as a rookie, when Swanigan averaged 16.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.25 assists and 1.4 steals per game in Las Vegas while earning All-Summer League first team honors and helping Portland advance to the title game.

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Utah guard Sedrick Barefield (2) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz.

Sedrick Barefield (Utah G), Playing for Oklahoma City

Barefield is the rookie of the local group. He wasn't selected in this year's NBA draft and quickly joined the Thunder summer league team, the school announced. Oklahoma City has yet to announce its official roster.

As a senior for the Utes, Barefield scored a team-best 16.8 points per contest while averaging 3.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder was named to the All-Pac-12 first team as a senior.

"I'm really just trying to stay in the moment with things," Barefield told Bill Riley on ESPN 700 AM the morning after the draft. "I haven't thought too far ahead, just trying to make the most of this one opportunity. But I will say that this summer league opportunity isn't just an audition for one team because all 30 teams will be there. Everybody's watching."

Oklahoma City’s schedule

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)

  • Saturday, July 6 vs. Utah^, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Monday, July 8 vs. Philadelphia^, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
  • Tuesday, July 9 vs. Croatia*, 1:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Thursday, July 11 vs. Portland^, 6 p.m. (NBA TV)
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Utah Utes guard/forward Dakarai Tucker (14) signals a three point shot as Utah and Washington play Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. Utah won 77-56.

Dakarai Tucker (Utah F), Playing for Phoenix

Tucker will suit up for the Suns in summer league after playing for the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2018-19, the school announced. Like Oklahoma City, Phoenix has yet to announce its official summer league roster.

It's been three years since Tucker suited up for the Utes. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder played in a game for the Salt Lake City Stars in 2016-17 before landing with the Vipers last season, where he started 22 games and played in 49, averaging 13 points per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. He also shot 38.2 percent from 3-point range, making nearly three 3-pointers per contest (2.7).

Tucker has put together an impressive resume in the G League, helping Rio Grande Valley win the 2019 G League title, as the Vipers beat the Long Island Nets in the three-game championship series. He scored 23 points and made four 3s in Game 2, a Vipers victory, then had 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting — including 3 of 8 from 3 — in the series-clinching Game 3 win.

Phoenix’s schedule

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)

  • Friday, July 5 vs. Denver*, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Sunday, July 7 vs. New York*, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Tuesday, July 9 vs. Memphis*, 5:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Wednesday, July 10 vs. San Antonio^, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
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Brigham Young Cougars guard Elijah Bryant (3) hypes up the crowd after scoring on the Utah Utes at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

Elijah Bryant (BYU G), Playing for Milwaukee

Bryant is headed back to the United States for his second straight summer league appearance. Last year, he played limited minutes for Philadelphia in NBA Summer League action, and this year will be playing for the Bucks, along with Jock Landale, the big man from West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary's.

Bryant left for a professional career following two seasons in Provo. His junior year was his best at BYU, when he averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range in his final college season.

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The 6-foot-5 guard is coming off a successful rookie pro season with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Premier League. He averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season, while also shooting 65 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from 3-point range en route to earning first team All-Premier League honors.

Milwaukee’s schedule

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)

  • Friday, July 5 vs. Philadelphia*, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • Saturday, July 6 vs. Atlanta^, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Monday, July 8 vs. Toronto^, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
  • Wednesday, July 10 vs. China^, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)