By Manuel Solis
on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 during 3:35 PM
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Summer League basketball tips off for a Spurs tonight in Salt Lake City as Dejounte Murray leads a china and black in an offseason showdown opposite a Utah Jazz. Rotation players Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes will also see movement during a Utah Summer League, along with new breeze picks Derrick White and Jaron Blossomgame.
“Last year we came in here and we was perplexing to learn a offense, and only learn how they do things over here,” Murray told reporters before to vacating for Utah. “I didn’t know. we was only an alien looking in. Now I’m a partial of this family and we know what to do, so now I’m leading.”
After Spurs idol Tony Parker went down with a ruptured quad tendon, Murray was an active postseason writer for San Antonio, creation crunch time plays opposite a Houston Rockets while sappy before a eyes. The twenty-year-old indicate ensure also showed flashes of basketball luminosity contra a Golden State Warriors, one of a few china linings for Spurs enthusiasts in a unilateral Western Conference Finals.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) June 30, 2017
With Parker targeting a Jan return, Murray should see plenty of mins during a indicate subsequent season, complimenting Patty Mills who reportedly concluded to a 4 year, $50 million agreement with a Spurs during a start of giveaway agency. Gunners Bertans and Forbes yield Murray with discriminating offensive options as he continues to master a Spurs offense in a looser settings of Summer League play.
Obsessive Alamo City hoops heads will get a hide look during promising rookies White and Blossomgame, who will entrance for a Spurs in Utah. White’s challenging tour to a NBA, that embarked in Division II, suggests clever maturity for a first-year player. Blossomgame, who already possesses a best last name in authorization history, is a assured actor with a plain skill set, that wants to minister now.
“My versatility, offensively and defensively,” pronounced Blossomgame after use over a weekend, describing his strengths. “Being able to guard, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s, and switching out on all forms of screens. On a descent end, only being means to widen a building and fire corner threes. Make good decisions with a basketball and play on all 3 levels of a game, during a giveaway chuck line. Just be active. Be a actor that can come in and assistance right away.”
Spurs Utah Summer League Schedule:
Monday, Jul 3, Spurs vs. Jazz, 8 PM, NBATV
Wednesday, Jul 5, Celtics vs. Spurs, 6 PM, NBATV
Thursday, Jul 6, 76ers vs. Spurs, 6 PM, NBATV