Cavaliers Announce Summer League Roster

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CLEVELAND, OH - July 8th, 2008 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have assembled a summer league team of free agents, young veterans and Cavaliers 2008 draft picks J.J. Hickson (19th overall) and Darnell Jackson (52nd overall) to participate in the 2008 NBA Summer League, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.

The 2008 NBA Summer League will be held July 11-20 in Las Vegas, NV with the Cavaliers playing a five-game schedule at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Cavaliers will compete in the League.

The Cavaliers will open summer league play on Monday, July 14th against the New York Knicks, followed by a game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, July 16th. Cleveland will close summer league play by playing on three consecutive days, facing off against the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks from July 18th – 20th.

The Cavaliers summer league game schedule and roster are listed below.

CAVALIERS GAME SCHEDULE
Monday, July 14 New York vs. Cavaliers - 1:00 p.m. PST COX Pavilion
Wednesday, July 16 Cavaliers vs. Houston - 7:30 p.m. PST Thomas & Mack
Friday, July 18 Cavaliers vs. Washington - 5:00 p.m. PST COX Pavilion
Saturday, July 19 New Orleans vs. Cavaliers - 7:30 p.m. PST Thomas & Mack
Sunday, July 20 Milwaukee vs. Cavaliers - 3:30 p.m. PST Thomas & Mack


CLEVELAND CAVALIERS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
NO PLAYER POS HGT WGT BIRTHDATE FROM DRAFT NBA YRS
41 Lance Allred C 6-11 250 2/2/81 Weber State ‘05 1
18 Romel Beck G/F 6-7 185 5/29/82 Nevada-Las Vegas ‘05 R
14 Will Conroy G 6-2 195 12/8/82 Washington ’05 1
2 Mike Green G 6-1 184 6/23/85 Butler ’08 R
21 J.J. Hickson F 6-9 242 9/4/88 North Carolina State ’08 R
00 Darnell Jackson F 6-8 250 11/7/85 Kansas ’08 R
8 Dru Joyce G 6-0 165 1/29/85 Akron ‘07 R
5 Yohann Sangare G 6-4 180 4/5/83 France ‘02 R
12 Billy Thomas G 6-5 220 12/23/75 Kansas ’98 3
24 Romeo Travis F 6-7 220 12/10/84 Akron ’07 R
54 Robert Traylor F/C 6-9 289 2/1/77 Michigan ’98 7
15 Clay Tucker G 6-3 195 6/14/80 UW-Milwaukee ’05 R
33 Jawad Williams F 6-9 220 2/19/83 North Carolina ’05 R

SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH: John Kuester
SUMMER LEAGUE ASSISTANT COACHES: Steve Hetzel, Bryant Moore, Lloyd Pierce, John Treloar
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Max Benton
SUMMER LEAGUE STRENGTH & COND. COORD. Ken Sneed