SALT LAKE CITY - The N.B.A. is loaded with top-tier point guards, and a number of talented players at the position will have plenty of chances to prove themselves in Summer League play.
Games begin Saturday in Orlando, Fla.; on Monday in Salt Lake City; and on Friday in Las Vegas. And though there are about 90 roster spots for point guards in the N.B.A., a strong pedigree is no longer enough; players like Marcus Paige, a McDonald's All-American who led North Carolina to the national championship game, face an uphill climb to make a team.
The Utah Jazz have not reached the playoffs since 2012, but Paige remained a long shot; there are six other point guards on the roster.