NBA D-League Alumni Highlight Samsung 2014 NBA Summer League Rosters
LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2014 – A record 130 players with NBA Development League experience will be featured on the rosters of the 24 teams competing at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 when the desert classic tips off in Las Vegas this afternoon. The event features 67 games played over 11 days at the Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
The Toronto Raptors Summer League roster features eight players with NBA D-League experience, the most of any team playing in Las Vegas this summer. The Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz each have seven former NBA D-Leaguers on their rosters, while the Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards’ squads each boast six NBA D-League veterans. Each of the other 12 NBA teams participating has at least three players with NBA D-League experience. For the fifth year, the NBA D-League Select Team, an 11-man squad comprised exclusively of NBA D-League players, will compete at the Samsung NBA Summer League.
Of the 130 players with NBA D-League experience in Las Vegas, almost 100 played in the NBA’s official minor league during the 2013-14 campaign, including first round 2013 NBA Draft picks CJ McCollum, Archie Goodwin, Shabazz Muhammad and Dennis Schroder.
A number of coaches with NBA D-League experience will also be showcasing their skills in Las Vegas. Conner Henry, the 2014 NBA D-League Coach of the Year for his season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, will coach the NBA D-League Select Team while Darvin Ham and Chris Finch will coach the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, respectively. Additionally, Larry Lewis will helm the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryan Gates will lead the New Orleans Pelicans, and Brad Jones will coach the Utah Jazz.
A full breakdown of players with NBA D-League experience on Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 rosters is below.
NBA D-League Select
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs