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Stars to Host Warriors in Home Opener on November 17

November 12, 2021 - NBA G League (G League) - Salt Lake City Stars News Release


Salt Lake City Stars guard Zaire Wade handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Blue
Salt Lake City Stars guard Zaire Wade handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Blue
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SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, will host their home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors affiliate) at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake City Community College in Taylorsville.

Doors to Bruin Arena will open at 6 p.m. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. The contest will be streamed on NBAGLeague.com and the NBA G League app.

In celebration of opening night, the first 300 fans to arrive will receive a Stars T-shirt as well as a commemorative "Autism Awareness" bobblehead featuring Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles.

The Stars will also be giving away premium Jazz and Stars autographed items and/or collectibles at every home game this season. For opening night, one lucky fan in attendance will receive a 2021-22 autographed Utah Jazz team basketball.

Following the home opener on Nov. 17, the Stars and Warriors will meet again on Friday, Nov. 19 at Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz.

Tickets for the home opener on Nov. 17 and the Nov. 19 game at Vivint Arena are still available at slcstars.com or by phone (via call or text) at (801) 325-STAR (7827).

Affordable family-friendly entertainment, all Stars home games will include the University of Utah Health Kids Zone that will feature fun attractions such as bounce houses, balloon artists and sign-making stations. Stars home games will also feature appearances by Buster, the team's mascot, and select Stars players will participate in a postgame autograph session for fans following each game.

Enhanced safety protocols will be in place for all Salt Lake City Stars games at Salt Lake Community College and Vivint Arena as the organization remains committed to providing the safest possible environment for the gathering of fans, players and staff.

Access to both buildings requires all fans age 12 and older to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the game. All guests under the age of 12 must wear a facemask at all times while inside the venue.

Additionally, in accordance with an NBA G League mandate:

- Fans seated within 15 feet of the court, the back of the player benches or scorer's table must show either proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 48 hours of the game.

- Those fans sitting in the front row on any side of the court or within 15 feet of the benches or scorer's table will be required to wear facemasks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

- Fans age 12 and older seated outside of the areas listed above are encouraged to wear a face mask, but it is not mandatory. For additional information in regards to the updated health and safety protocols, please visit the link below:

https://saltlakecity.gleague.nba.com/health-and-safety-entry-requirements-for-all-e vents/

The Stars 2021-22 roster is highlighted by Utah Jazz two-way players Malik Fitts and Trent Forrest who will share their time between the Stars and Jazz this season, in addition to any Jazz players on assignment.

Brendan Bailey, son of longtime Jazz player and current Jazz broadcaster Thurl Bailey and Zaire Wade (pictured), son of part-Jazz owner and 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, will look to make major impacts during the 2021-22 campaign.

The roster also includes Jazz affiliate players Derrick Alston Jr., Nico Johnson and MaCio Teague as well as former Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards and former Cleveland Cavaliers center Marques Bolden.

Head Coach Nathan Peavy is in his first full season at the helm of the Stars after coaching the team during the abbreviated 2020-21 NBA G League season in Orlando, Fla. Peavy, who enters his fifth season overall with the franchise, also coached the Jazz entry in the 2021 Salt Lake City Summer League.

The Nov. 17 home opener will mark the first time the Stars have played in Salt Lake City since March 6, 2020. The team finished the 2019-20 campaign with a 30-12 record, the most wins in a single season in Salt Lake City team history and won the first-ever MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase Tournament.





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Salt Lake City Stars guard Zaire Wade handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Blue
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