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NBA Wildcat Watch: Utah/Sacramento Summer League Roundup (July 2)

The precursor to the Las Vegas Summer League—a couple of former Wildcats saw some action in the four-team Utah and Sacramento leagues.

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The NBA Summer League action in Las Vegas has yet to tip-off, but a few teams in the Utah and Sacramento Summer Leagues got a head start on hitting the hardwood.

The Utah Jazz’s Summer League, which features the Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, and Atlanta Hawks began on Monday.

Meanwhile, the California Classic Summer League tipped off in the Golden State. This quartet includes the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers.

Games for both leagues are played on July 2, 3, and 5.

Each time a former Wildcat hits the court for Summer League play, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often!

Omari Spellman

Spellman had a solid first outing with the Hawks. He logged 11 points, six rebounds, two blocks, and a steal over 23 minutes of playing time. He was 5-for-12 overall and just 1-for-6 from long range. The former Villanova big man flushed down a couple of nice dunks off assists from Trae Young. On the defensive end, he had a few monstrous rejections. Unfortunately for him and his Hawks, they lost to the Grizzlies, 103-88.

Up Next: vs. San Antonio on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Josh Hart

It might have been a Summer League game, but Hart wasn’t taking it easy at all. Hart brought the intensity to the California Classic opener and even picked up two technical fouls, getting ejected with just over a minute left in the Lakers’ close loss to the Kings. His second technical came after arguing a foul call, after he was trying to defend Marvin Bagley III.

Aside from that, it was a pretty good game for Hart. He tied for a game-high 23 points. In 32 minutes of action, he went 7-of-15 on the floor and was 4-of-7 from deep. He also had three rebounds and four assists. The Lakers wanted to see what he could do as a point guard, and after struggling with some early turnovers, he appeared to be up for the task. Hart showed some creativity in setting up for his teammates. He had five turnovers throughout the game, but only had one in the second half.

Up Next: vs. Miami on Tuesday, July 3, at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Kris Jenkins

Jenkins was inactive in the Spurs’ 92-76 loss to the Jazz.

Up Next: vs. Atlanta on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. ET (NBA TV)