Wolves Announce 2010 Summer League Schedule


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The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team's schedule for the 2010 NBA Summer League, which will run from July 9-18 in Las Vegas. All 58 summer league games will be held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus in either the Thomas & Mack Center or the COX Pavilion.

This year, 22 of the 30 NBA teams will be participating in the NBA Summer League, including 11 playoff teams. The summer league will be the first chance to see many of the top 2010 NBA draft picks in action for their new teams. Currently, 10 of the 14 lottery picks in the 2010 NBA Draft are held by teams that will be participating in the NBA Summer League, including three teams with top-five picks: the Washington Wizards (1st), Minnesota Timberwolves (4th), and Sacramento Kings (5th).

Tickets for the 2010 NBA Summer League are on sale and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office and UNLV Ticket Outlets. All general admission tickets are $25 for the day; seniors and children (3-12) are $15 for the day; and children two years and under are admitted free of charge.

The Timberwolves schedule for the 2010 NBA Summer League follows:

Monday July 12
vs. San Antonio COX Pavilion 5:30 PM Central

Wednesday July 14
vs. Sacramento COX Pavilion 9:00 PM Central

Friday July 16
vs. Memphis COX Pavilion 9:00 PM Central

Saturday July 17
vs. Portland COX Pavilion 9:00 PM Central

Sunday July 18
vs. Atlanta Thomas & Mack 5:30 PM Central

TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER

NO PLAYER POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE NBA Exp.
5 Mo Charlo F 6-7 210 07/22/83 Nevada R
19 Wayne Ellington G 6-4 200 11/29/87 North Carolina 1
10 Jonny Flynn G 6-0 185 02/06/89 Syracuse 1
32 Lazar Hayward F 6-6 225 11/26/86 Marquette R
24 Damian Johnson* F 6-7 205 03/09/87 Minnesota R
4 Wesley Johnson F 6-7 205 07/11/87 Syracuse 1
13 Patrick O'Bryant C 7-0 260 06/20/86 Bradley 4
12 Jeremy Pargo G 6-2 220 03/07/86 Gonzaga R
8 Cedric Simmons F 6-9 235 01/03/86 North Carolina State 3
6 Jamar Smith G 6-3 190 04/07/87 Southern Indiana R
34 Greg Stiemsma C 6-11 260 09/26/85 Wisconsin R
33 Deon Thompson F 6-9 245 09/16/88 North Carolina R
20 Lawrence Westbrook* G 6-0 195 01/17/88 Minnesota R
*Competing for the final two roster spots


2010 TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE BIOS:

Mo Charlo
Not drafted by an NBA franchise... Averaged 7.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 2.0 apg during the 2009-10 season with the Reno Bighorns… Started all 50 games in which he played… Shot 48.8% from the field and 74.3% from the free-throw line… Played with Ramon Sessions for the Nevada Wolf Pack during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.

Wayne Ellington
Selected by Minnesota with the 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft after his junior season at the University of North Carolina... Played in 76 games in 2009-10, missing three (Mar. 3-8) with a sprained left ankle and one (Apr. 7) due to an upper respiratory infection; he also drew a pair of DNP-CDs… Averaged 6.6 ppg and 2.1 rpg while logging 18.2 mpg; he shot 42.4% from the field and 87.1% (61-for-70) from the FT line… Ranked 23rd in the NBA -- including 2nd among rookies behind Stephen Curry -- by hitting 39.5% from three-point range… Reached double figures 17 times and was the Wolves' top scorer twice... Appeared in five games for the Timberwolves' entry at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 14.4 points per game while shooting 52.0 percent (13-for-25) from behind the arc... Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Final Four after leading UNC to a national title in his third and final year at North Carolina... Earned All-ACC Tournament honors in each of his three collegiate seasons... Scored in double figures in 95 of 115 career games, including 30 or more points twice... Finished his career ranked second in UNC history with 229 three-pointers.

Jonny Flynn
Selected by Minnesota with the 6th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft... Finished his first NBA season ranked 5th among the league's rookies in scoring (13.5 ppg), 4th in FT accuracy (82.6%), 5th in assists (4.4 apg) and 7th in steals (1.01 spg)… Started all 81 of his appearances, missing the Apr. 14 finale vs. Detroit due to a strained left hip flexor… Averaged 2.4 rpg while logging 28.9 mpg; he shot 41.7% from the floor, including 35.8% (77-for-215) from three-point range… Was Minnesota's leading scorer on 18 occasions and led in assists 43 times; he recorded 58 double-figure scoring efforts, including a dozen games with 20+… Appeared in five games for the Timberwolves' entry at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging team-highs of 15.0 points and 7.4 assists per game while shooting 48.0% (24-for-50) from the field, 58.3% (7-for-12) from three and 90.0% (20-for-22) from the FT line... Finished his college career at Syracuse ranked 38th in scoring (1,211 points) and seventh in assists (439) in Syracuse history... Started all 73 games of his two-year tenure, scoring in double figures in 64 of those contests... Named All-Big East Second Team following his sophomore season at Syracuse and also earned AP All-American Honorable Mention honors that year.

Lazar Hayward
Selected in the first round (30th overall pick) by Minnesota in the 2010 NBA Draft... Averaged 18.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg during his senior season at Marquette… Played in 34 games in 2009-10 for the Golden Eagles, recording double-figures in 32 of those contests… Shot 46.9% from the floor, 82.0% from the line and 35.8% from behind the arc… Earned Second Team All-Big East and Honorable Mention All-America honors for his efforts… Contributed 16.3 ppg and 8.6 rpg his junior year (2008-09) while playing 35 games… Played a school-record 138 games in his four years at Marquette… Finished as Marquette's second all-time leading scorer with 1,859 points and fifth all-time in rebounding with 910 career rebounds.

Damian Johnson
Not drafted by an NBA franchise… Shot 49.4% from the field through his career at the University of Minnesota… Finished his Gopher career ranked second on the Minnesota's all-time steals list with 195 and third on the all-time block lists with 191… His 64 steals as a senior this past season ties him for fifth place on the Gophers' single-season list... Finished his career with averages of 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 21.6 minutes per game.

Wesley Johnson
Selected in the first round (4th overall pick) by Minnesota in the 2010 NBA Draft... Averaged 16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.8 bpg, and 1.7 spg, while shooting 50.2% from the field and 41.5% from three-point range in 2009-10, his lone season of action for Syracuse… Played 35 games, averaging 35.0 minutes per contest… Scored in double-figures in 32 of those games… Earned Big East Player of the Year Honors in 2010, becoming the first transfer student from a four-year school to win the award… Sat out the entire 2008-09 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Iowa State… Recorded 12.4 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 2007-08 for Iowa State…Averaged 12.3 ppg and 7.9 rpg in his freshman year for the Cyclones.

Patrick O'Bryant
Selected by Golden State in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft (9th overall)… The Warriors declined to pick up his third year option prior to the 2007-08 season, which made him an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season… On March 10, 2008, he was reassigned to the Bakersfield Jam but was later recalled and rejoined the Warriors for the remainder of the season… Signed a two-year, $3.12 million contract with the Boston Celtics in July 2008… Was traded to the Toronto Raptors on February 19, 2009… Entered the 2006 NBA Draft as an early entry candidate after playing two collegiate seasons at Bradley... Appeared in 52 games (47 starts) in two seasons, averaging 11.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.83 blocks in 24.3 minutes per contest, while shooting 55.4% (241-435 FG) from the field... Despite playing just two seasons, left school ranked third on the Braves' all-time blocked shots list (147 -- 10th all-time in Missouri Valley Conference) and second in career field goal percentage.

Jeremy Pargo
Went undrafted at the 2009 NBA Draft… Played for the Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elvon of the Israeli Basketball Super League during the 2009-10 season… Averaged 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.7 turnovers per game in his first pro year in Israel… Participated in the 2009 Las Vegas NBA Summer League as a member of the Detroit Pistons after playing in the Orlando Pro Summer League for the Orlando Magic.

Cedric Simmons
Drafted by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets as the 15th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft… Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 29, 2007 and then to the Chicago Bulls on February 21, 2008… Traded to the Sacramento Kings on February 18, 2009 and joined the Greek League club of Peristeri Athens in August 2009… Was signed by the Idaho Stampede of the D-League in December 2009, and finally with the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association in January 2010… Has appeared in 75 career NBA games over three seasons, posting career averages of 2.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 9.4 minutes per game... Played two seasons of collegiate ball at North Carolina State, averaging 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a sophomore during the 2005-06 season.

Jamar Smith
Not drafted by an NBA franchise... Named the Basketball Times NCAA Division II Player of the Year following his senior season at Southern Indiana... Led his team and the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 21.6 points per game... Finished his career with a USI record 20.2 points per contest... Averaged 21.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.6 apg and 1.2 spg, while shooting 46.5% from the field and 42.7% from the three-point range in 2009-10, his second season for Southern Indiana and fourth season playing college hoops… Set the USI single game (10) and season record (108) for three-point field goals made... Named All-American by Basketball Times, Division II Bulletin, NABC, and Daktronics... Was named first team All-Region and the Midwest Region Player of the Year, as well as the GLVC Player of the Year.

Greg Stiemsma
Played with the NBDL's Sioux Falls Skyforce for the 2009-10 season before earning a call-up to the Timberwolves on April 13, 2010… Averaged 8.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and a league-leading 3.6 blocks in 45 games (44 starts) for the Skyforce… Shot 54.1% from the field… Averaged 15.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks in three playoff games for Sioux Falls… Played his collegiate ball at the University of Wisconsin, averaging 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 95 games. He finished fifth on Wisconsin's all-time blocked shots list with 96.

Deon Thompson
Not drafted by an NBA franchise at the 2010 NBA Draft... Played four years at the University of North Carolina… Set the NCAA all-time career games played record with 152… Averaged 13.7 ppg and 6.7 rpg during the 2009-10 season... Led his team in scoring and ranked second in rebounding as a senior... Earned NIT All-Tournament honors after averaging 14.2 points and 9.6 rebounds in five games... Played for Team USA in the summer of 2007 in the Under 19 World Championships in Serbia, where he was the team’s leading rebounder (6.1 rpg) and third-leading scorer (10.0 ppg).

Lawrence Westbrook
Not drafted by an NBA franchise... Played four season at the University of Minnesota, finishing his career with the third-best free-throw percentage in school history (80.7%)... His 1,199 career points was good for 20th on the Gophers' all-time list... Finished his career as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer in Big Ten Tournament games after tallying 97 points in 10 appearances... Averaged 12.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 2.2 apg while shooting 47.1% from the field and 41.1% from three-point range as a senior.
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