Utah Summer League to continue despite Orlando version being stopped
It was announced just over a week ago that the Orlando Magic were discontinuing their Summer League event in favor of joining the Las Vegas version. That leaves Vegas and Salt Lake City as the remaining hosts of the yearly tournament.
While the Las Vegas competition remains stronger than ever, there are currently no plans for the Utah Summer League to follow Orlando’s footsteps, per Ben Dowsett of Basketball Insiders.
A little news to report: I’m told there are no plans to cancel Utah Jazz Summer League. The Jazz plan to hold the event as usual in July.
— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) November 22, 2017
The Jazz are still planning to go through their fourth annual Summer League even though there are questions about the organization’s future plans.
This past summer, 24 teams played in the Las Vegas Summer League with each team participating in a minimum of five games. These teams also had to take part in three preliminary games to sort out the seeding for a one-game elimination format in the playoffs.
With the Magic joining the Las Vegas Summer League, it will likely force additional teams to make the leap to balance it out evenly. This could lead some of the seven teams remaining from last year’s Orlando Summer League to move elsewhere.
Although there no plans to alter things at this moment, it could heat up as next summer draws near.