Fifty-Five Players with NBA D-League Experience Highlight 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League Rosters
NEW YORK, July 5, 2014 -- Fifty-five players with NBA Development League experience highlight rosters of the ten NBA teams playing in the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, tipping off in Orlando today, which features 25 games over seven days.
Eleven of the 16 players on the Indiana Pacers Summer League team boast NBA D-League experience, the most of any team playing in Orlando, while the Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder squads each have eight former NBA D-League players. Each of the remaining seven teams playing in Orlando has at least two players with NBA D-League experience on their rosters.
Of the 55 players with NBA D-League experience playing in Orlando this summer, 12 earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA last season: Chris Babb (Boston), Seth Curry (Orlando), Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando), Jorge Gutierrez (Brooklyn), Justin Hamilton (Miami), Damion James (Detroit), Grant Jerrett (Oklahoma City), DeAndre Liggins (Detroit), James Nunnally (Indiana), Arinze Onuaku (Indiana), Willie Reed (Indiana) and Adonis Thomas (Brooklyn).
Jay Larranaga and Darko Rajakovic, who will serve as the head coaches of the Celtics and Thunder, respectively, are two of six coaches on benches in Orlando with NBA D-League experience. They are joined by Rod Baker (Philadelphia), Octavio De La Grana (Miami), Shawn Respert (Memphis) and Roy Rogers (Brooklyn).
The following is a breakdown of players with NBA D-League experience on 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League rosters:
Boston Celtics: Chris Babb*, Chris Johnson
Brooklyn Nets: Donte Greene, Jorge Gutierrez*, DaJuan Summers, Marquis Teague, Adonis Thomas*
Detroit Pistons: Justin Harper, Damion James*, DeAndre Liggins*, Tony Mitchell, Tim Ohlbrecht, Peyton Siva
Houston Rockets: Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington, Chris Kramer
Indiana Pacers: Dee Bost, Jackie Carmichael, Frank Gaines, Solomon Hill, DeQuan Jones, C.J. Leslie, James Nunnally*, Arinze Onuaku*, Willie Reed*, Sadiel Rojas, Donald Sloan
Memphis Grizzlies: Jamaal Franklin, Jarrid Famous, Kalin Lucas, Edwin Ubiles, Terrico White
Miami Heat: Larry Drew, Justin Hamilton*, Tyler Honeycutt, Trey McKinney Jones
Oklahoma City Thunder: Grant Jerrett*, Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb, Marcus Lewis, Mario Little, Andre Roberson, Nolan Smith, Maurice Sutton
Orlando Magic: Seth Curry*, Dewayne Dedmon*, Kim English, Cameron Jones, Vernon Macklin, Josh Magette, Romero Osby, Scott Suggs
Philadelphia 76ers: Jamile Hagins, Pierre Jackson, Hollis Thompson