More Than 100 Former NBA D-Leaguers Featured on 2013 NBA Summer League Rosters
LAS VEGAS, July 12, 2013 – One hundred twenty five players with NBA Development League experience will highlight the rosters of the 22 teams competing at the 2013 NBA Summer League when the desert classic tips off in Las Vegas this afternoon. The event features 61 games played over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs each feature eight players with NBA D-League experience, tying for the most of any NBA team playing in Las Vegas. The New York Knicks roster has seven prospects who have played in the NBA D-League, while five other NBA teams (Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards) each is made up of six players with NBA D-League experience. Each of the other 10 NBA teams in Las Vegas has at least two players on their summer league squad who boasts NBA D-League experience. For the fourth year, a 12-man team comprised exclusively of NBA D-League players, the NBA D-League Select Team, joins the NBA Summer League ranks.
Chicago Bulls guard Andrew Goudelock, the 2013 NBA D-League Most Valuable Player, headlines the group of former NBA D-League players in Las Vegas. A product of the College of Charleston, Goudelock played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Rio Grande Valley Vipers last season, appearing in 51 games and averaging 21.1 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds. He earned a GATORADE call-up to the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013 NBA D-League postseason, appearing in three playoff games for the Lakers and averaging 12.0 points and 26.7 minutes.
A number of coaches with NBA D-League experience will also be showcasing their skills in Las Vegas. Among them, Alex Jensen, the 2013 NBA D-League Coach of the Year for his season with the Canton Charge, helms the NBA D-League Select Team, while Quin Snyder, Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins and Alex Lloyd will coach the Atlanta Hawks. Additionally, Larry Lewis, Mark Madsen and Clay Moser will be on the Los Angeles Lakers bench, Duane Ticknor coaches the Memphis Grizzlies, and Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne and Mike Peck lead the Portland Trail Blazers.
NBA TV will offer live coverage of 38 NBA Summer League games, while fans can watch all of the action live from Las Vegas via NBA Summer League Live on NBA.com and NBA Mobile. NBA Summer League Live is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live and archived games for $14.99, available on NBA.com, the App Store and Google Play. All of the NBA D-League Select team’s games will be shown live on NBA Summer League Live.
The following is a breakdown of players with NBA D-League experience on NBA Summer League rosters:
Atlanta HawksJared Cunningham
Charlotte BobcatsKeith Benson
Patrick Ewing, Jr.
Chicago BullsKyle Gibson
Cleveland CavaliersJustin Harper
Dallas MavericksJosh Akognon
Denver NuggetsJordan Hamilton
NBA D-League SelectZach Andrews
Golden State WarriorsKent Bazemore
Los Angeles ClippersJonny Flynn
Los Angeles LakersChris Douglas-Roberts
Memphis GrizzliesDonte Greene
Miami HeatJ.R. Giddens
Milwaukee BucksDominique Jones
Minnesota TimberwolvesOthyus Jeffers
New Orleans PelicansDarius Miller
New York KnicksJustin Brownlee
Phoenix SunsDiante Garrett
Portland Trail BlazersWill Barton
Sacramento KingsJorge Gutierrez
San Antonio SpursAron Baynes
Nando de Colo
Toronto RaptorsQuincy Acy
Washington WizardsSundiata Gaines
Glen Rice, Jr.