NBA Summer League

Samsung Summer League: Who Made the Roster?

Jaime Villegas

By Jaime Villegas

July 11, 2015

Garrett EllwoodNBA teams are slowly releasing their rosters for the Samsung Summer League and we have the breakdown of the most stacked teams, yet. The Samsung Summer League is a buffet of young players for professional basketball scouts and team executives to evaluate.

All teams are guaranteed to play at least five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round with the top eight seeds receiving a first-round bye.

There's something for everyone at Las Vegas Summer League. For the prized rookies in the 2015 draft class, it's a chance to get their feet wet. For the prospects who haven't found luck in the league yet, it's an opportunity to jump-start a career. For others, it's simply a shot at getting on the radar.

Let’s take a look at a few of the teams’ rosters:


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Second-round draft picks Rakeem Christmas and Sir’Dominic Pointer highlight the Cavaliers’ roster in the Las Vegas summer league July 10-20. Christmas was the No. 36 overall pick, while Pointer was selected No. 53 overall.

They’ll be on the roster that also includes second-year guard Joe Harris, a second-round selection in 2014. While it won't make up for the franchise's loss in the NBA Finals, Cleveland will open up summer league play against the Golden State Warriors this Friday night.

Check out the full roster here.


Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets summer league roster is already pretty known and stocked with players that will be the core of the team in their continued growth in the NBA. No real surprises but it is headlined by 1st round draft pick Emmanuel Mudiay and last year’s highly touted second round pick Nikola Jokic.

Will be interesting to see how it all shakes up. There are only two point guards on the roster, Mudiay and Erick Green. Lots of forwards and shooters to take a look at as well.

Check out the full roster here.


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New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans summer league roster includes guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, and Chinese league player He Tianju, who has a camera crew from China filming his summer league experience.

The Pelicans' first game in Las Vegas is Friday at 5 p.m. against the Milwaukee Bucks at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Their Samsung Summer League roster also includes Tulane University guard Jay Hook, Drew Gordon, who appeared in nine early-season games last season as a member of Philadelphia’s ever-shuffling roster, and Larry Drew II.

Check out the full roster here:


San Antonio Spurs

This year’s rosters includes Spurs forward Kyle Anderson along with NBA veterans Will Cherry, Brandon Davies, Casper Ware and Nate Wolters. In his first season with the Silver and Black, Anderson appeared in 33 games, averaging 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes. In last year’s Summer League the former UCLA Bruin started all six games for the Spurs, averaging 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.8 minutes.

Several Spurs draft picks will play in both leagues, including Livio Jean-Charles who San Antonio selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft with the 28th overall pick.

Check out the fill roster here.


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Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors look to win the NBA’s version of the Triple Crown. The team has already won the first two legs in winning the D-League championship and the NBA championship, and winning the Summer League crown would finish off the trifecta.

In addition to the team’s first round draft pick, Kevon Looney (30th overall), Golden State’s roster features a pair of players who helped the Warriors to their first NBA championship in 40 years, Ognjen Kuzmic and James Michael McAdoo, as well as a pair of players who helped lead the Santa Cruz Warriors to the 2014-15 D-League title, Aaron Craft and Dominique Sutton.

Check out the full roster here.

To find out all the teams’ rosters and what players to look out for take a look here!



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