SAN ANTONIO – Following just two days of practice, the San Antonio Spurs summer league team will have its first game in Salt Lake City versus the Utah Jazz on Monday.
The summer version of the Spurs will include several recognizable names including last year's first round pick Dejounte Murray and forward Davis Bertans.
Both players are now expected to help bring along the young 2017 summer crew, which includes this year's two draft picks: guard Derrick White and seconder round pick Jaron Blossomgame.
Murray appears to be in line to get extensive minutes during summer league play. Last year the 20-year-old point guard played in only 38 regular season games and averaged 8.5 minutes for the year, but during the playoffs his minutes nearly doubled up to 15.3 minutes per game.
And like Murray, Bertans also is starting his second season and should provide some veteran experience on the roster. The 6-foot-10 inch Latvian showed signs during the season of being a solid 3-point marksman for the team off the bench.
Murray has already announced that following the summer league games he intends to continue to workout with star forward Kawhi Leonard.
Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will not be coaching this year's team as assistant Will Hardy will handle the coaching duties in both Utah and Las Vegas this year.