The Cavs’ schedule for their appearance at the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League is set.
In a press release sent out on Wednesday, the team announced that the Cavs will play three games in three days in Salt Lake. On Monday, July 1, the Cavs will play the Spurs at 5 p.m. MT. (3 p.m. ET.) On July 2, the Cavs will play the Jazz at 7 p.m. MT (5 p.m. ET). And on July 3, the Cavs will play the Grizzlies at 5 p.m. MT (3 p.m. EST.)
This is the first time Cleveland will be playing in Salt Lake City and it’s a good idea on their part. It’s only three games, but that’s more reps for the team’s young players. And with new head coach John Beilein installing his own offense, it’s more on-court time for players to get comfortable with it in real time.
What remains to be seen is a) who will coach the team and b) what the roster will look like. It’s possible that Beilein could, but it seems unlikely. As far as the roster goes, Collin Sexton, the No. 5 pick in the draft and the No. 26 pick in the draft are likely candidates. The likes of Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic, Jaron Blossomgame and Marquese Chriss (if the Cavs have any interest in bringing him back) could make some sense too.
The full Salt Lake Summer League schedule is below. All times are in Mountain Time.
Monday, July 1
5 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Cleveland
7 p.m. – Memphis vs. Utah
Tuesday, July 2
5 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Memphis
7 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Utah
Wednesday, July 3
5 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Memphis
7 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Utah