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Report: Jazz want to resurrect Utah summer league

Jul 12, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

B.J. Young, Rudy Gobert, Jeremy Evans

At one point, there were three NBA summer leagues – Las Vegas, Orlando and Salt Lake City.

But the Utah version – called the Rocky Mountain Revue – last occurred in 2008, when the Jazz officials who ran the league needed to invite a D-League team and the Iranian national team just to fill the schedule.

But maybe the Revue will return. Bill Oram of The Salt Lake Tribune:

Competing with Las Vegas and Orlando will be difficult, because those cities are more desirable to the league executives who travel to these games after choosing their teams’ destinations. But if the Revue is well-run and cheaper than the alternatives, perhaps it can gain some momentum.

  1. tomtravis76 - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Is a franchise limited to only one summer league? Seems like a good investment to play guys who might contribute. And it would be especially wise if you have a d-league franchise of your own to get these guys acclimated to the pro squads system and coaches in case of a call up.

    • miamatt - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      I know the Heat are playing in both the Orlando and the Las Vegas summer leagues, so I can answer that question for ya. Some players on the Heat squads are playing both leagues, supplemented by a handful of players participating in one or the other.

      You are right about d-league squads as well- I imagine that in time all teams will have their own. Having a stable of prospects familiar with your system and practice style can only increase the chances of those players eventually contributing.

  2. basketballhooper1 - Jul 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    That photo is simply spectacular.

    • digitalpoo - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Who actually takes this picture and says, “Yes, this is the one we’ll publish.”

      • dezglobal - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        Best job ever

  3. proxysays - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    1-22 (Trey Burke from 3)

  4. goldenstateofmind7 - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I hope Trey Burke can get things going he is the rookie im looking forward to watching this season.

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