After spending a season playing in Europe, former Washington State guard Kyle Weaver has his foot back in the NBA door. Weaver will play for the Utah Jazz in the NBA Summer League beginning next week.
Weaver signed a 10-day contract with the Jazz during the 2010-11 season, playing in five games. He spent last season playing for ALBA in the top league in Germany. The summer league is a week long event where each team plays five games. The rosters usually consist of rookies and other young players. If Weaver performs well next week, he could be in line for an invitation to training camp or possibly even a contract offer.
Weaver's first summer league game is scheduled for Monday at 12 p.m. PT. The complete schedule for the week can be found here. All summer league games will be broadcast on NBA TV.
In case you were wondering, the Golden State Warriors participate in the Las Vegas summer league, not the Orlando league like the Jazz. So no, there will be no Kyle Weaver vs. Klay Thompson matchup. Thompson isn't expected to play in the summer league anyway as he is busy practicing with the USA select team in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
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Also expected to participate in camp are former Jazzman Kyle Weaver
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