The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is just a week away, with the Orlando Summer League already underway. Many NBA franchises are naming their rosters for Vegas, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls today. The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors announce their line-ups yesterday, while we will update the article as more teams add their players.
Cleveland is taking a strong roster to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with guard Joe Harris among the picks. Joining Harris on the roster will be 2015 NBA Draft picks Rakeem Christmas (36th overall) and Sir’Dominic Pointer (53rd overall). Assistant coach Bret Brielmaier will helm the team:
Jerrelle Benimon (forward), Rakeem Christmas (forward/center), Quinn Cook (guard), Eric Griffin (forward), Joe Harris (guard), Tyler Hawes (guard), Trevor Lacey (guard), Dominic Pointer (guard/forward), D.J. Seeley, John Shurna (forward), Keifer Sykes (guard), D.J. White (forward), Talib Zanner (forward).
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trailblazers announced a 16 man roster that includes Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Tim Frazier, who will all be returning to the franchise. Joining them will be key rookies Noah Vonleh and Pat Connaughton. The Portland outfit released the following line up:
Keith Bogans (guard), Kenny Chery (guard), Karl Cochran (guard), Pat Connaughton (guard), Allen Crabbe (guard), Andre Dawkins (guard), Stephen Dennis (guard), Tim Frazier (guard), Ra’shad James (guard), Marko Keselj (forward), Luis Montero (guard), Meyers Leonard (center), Arnett Moultrie (forward), Daniel Orton (center), Malcolm Thomas (forward), Noah Vonleh (forward).
New York Knicks
The Knicks offered a robust roster that includes NBA All-Rookie Second Team pick Langston Galloway as the standout. 2015 NBA draft selections Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant will line up alongside 2014 selections Cleanthony Early, Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Louis Labeyrie. Here’s the full team:
Thanasis Anteokounmpo (forward), Jimmy Baron (guard), T.J. Bray (guard), Cleanthony Early (forward), Ovidijus Galdikas (center), Langston Galloway (guard), Jerian Grant (guard), Alex Kirk (forward), Louis Labeyrie (forward), Ricky Ledo (guard), Maurice Ndour (forward), Kristaps Porzingis (forward), Ben Strong (center), Travis Wear (forward).
The Phoenix Suns will take a twelve man roster to the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this year. The Arizona franchise selected 2015 NBA Draft pick Devin Booker and he will play alongside established Suns players Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Archie Goodwin and Jerel McNeal. The roster also includes:
Devin Booker (guard), Alec Brown (forward), Justin Carter (guard), Archie Goodwin (guard), Luke Harangody (forward), Justin Harper (forward), Josh Harrellson (forward), Mike James (guard), Alex Len (center), Mickey McConnell (guard), Jerel McNeal (guard), T.J. Warren (forward).
The Bulls also named 12 men in its roster, the highlights being franchise players Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow in the front court and draft pick Bobby Portis (22nd overall 2015 Draft). The full team selection is as follows:
Vander Blue (guard), Doug McDermott (forward), Bobby Portis (forward), Cristiano Felicito (forward/center), Diante Garrett (guard), Amere May (guard), Ramon Galloway (guard), Rayvonte Rice (guard), Tyrus McGee (guard), Darrell Williams (forward), Cameron Bairstow (forward), T.J. Price (guard).
The Wolves will look to 2015 NBA Draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns (1st overall) in Las Vegas this month, while the Minnesota franchise also named Lorenzo Brown and Adreian Payne. Last year’s slam dunk winner, Zach LaVine, will also be amongst the Timberwolves players. Joining them on the Strip will be:
Ivan Aska (forward), Kyle Barone (forward), Lorenzo Brown (guard), Brady Heslip (guard), Othyus Jeffers (guard), Tyus Jones (guard), Zach LaVine (guard), Jordan Morgan (forward), Adreian Payne (center), Tyler Stone (forward), Sam Thompson (forward), Karl-Anthony Towns (forward), C.J. Williams (guard).
Canada’s only NBA franchise has also laid down its roster for the Vegas Summer League. The Raptors will be heading to Nevada with first round Draft entry Delon Wright. The Raptors current crop will include Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira, the former averaging 11.4 points and 3 rebounds per game at the event last year.
Dallin Bachynski (center), Jordan Backynski (center), Bruno Canolclo (forward), Drew Crawford (guard), DeAndre Daniels (forward), Phil Greene (guard), Michale Kyser (forward), Lucas Nogueira (center), Norman Powell (forward), Ronald Roberts (forward), Phillip Scrub (guard), Gary Talton (guard), Alex Toupane (guard), Mitchell Watt (forward), Delon Wright (guard).