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SALT LAKE CITY (September 12, 2013) - Utah Jazz fans will have their first opportunity to see the 2013-14 squad when the team holds its annual intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, October 5 at 4 p.m. MT. The free event is open to the public (no tickets required). Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. Jazz radio broadcaster David Locke will hold a brief Q&A on the court with each individual Jazz player so that fans can "meet the team." The scrimmage will begin immediately after the interview session.
This season the Jazz features the return of Alec Burks, Jeremy Evans, Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Jerel McNeal and Marvin Williams. In addition Utah welcomes 2013 first round draft picks Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert as well as new acquisitions Andris Biedrins, Ian Clark, Richard Jefferson, John Lucas III and Brandon Rush.
Due to the high volume of traffic expected downtown on Saturday, fans are encouraged to take public transportation to the scrimmage.
The open scrimmage concludes training camp and the team will begin the preseason schedule on October 8 vs. Golden State at EnergySolutions Arena. In total, the Jazz will play eight preseason games (three home, five road/neutral site). The regular season tips off on October 30 when the Jazz hosts Northwest Division rival Oklahoma City Thunder.