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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have assembled a summer league team of young veterans and free agents, including reigning 2011-12 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, All-Rookie Second Team member Tristan Thompson and 2012 draft picks Dion Waiters (fourth overall) and Tyler Zeller (17th overall), to participate in the 2012 NBA Summer League, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
The 2012 NBA Summer League will be held July 13-22 in Las Vegas, NV with the Cavaliers playing a five-game schedule at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Cavaliers have competed in the league each summer since its inception in 2004.
The Cavs will open summer league play with three games in three consecutive days: a contest versus Charlotte on Sunday, July 15th, a matchup against the NBA D-League Select Team on Monday, July 16th and a showdown against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, July 17th. Cleveland closes summer league with back-to-back games on Thursday, July 19th versus Minnesota and Friday, July 20th against the New York Knicks.
NBA TV will televise 56 live summer league games from both The AirTran Orlando Pro Summer League and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, including four of the Cavaliers’ five games.
For more information on the Cavaliers summer plans, visit www.cavs.com. The Cavaliers summer league game schedule and roster are listed below:
Cavaliers Game Schedule
|Sunday, July 15||Charlotte vs. Cleveland*||5:30 p.m. PST||Thomas & Mack|
|Monday, July 16||NBA D-League vs. Cleveland||5:00 p.m. PST||COX Pavilion|
|Tuesday, July 17||Phoenix vs. Cleveland*||5:30 p.m. PST||Thomas & Mack|
|Thursday, July 19||Minnesota vs. Cleveland*||5:00 p.m. PST||COX Pavilion|
|Friday, July 20||New York vs. Cleveland*||1:00 p.m. PST||COX Pavilion|
*denotes game will air live on NBA TV
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2012 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
(as of July 10, 2012)
|NO.||PLAYER||POS.||HGT.||WGT.||BIRTHDATE||PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY||DRAFT||YRS. PRO|
|44||Luke Harangody||F||6-7||245||1/2/88||Notre Dame/USA||’10||2|
|21||Rob Jones||F||6-6||240||1/22/89||Saint Mary’s/USA||’12||R|
|12||D.J. Kennedy||G/F||6-6||215||11/5/89||St. John’s/USA||’11||1|
|15||Donald Sloan||G||6-3||205||1/15/88||Texas A&M/USA||’10||1|
|40||Tyler Zeller||F/C||7-0||250||1/17/90||North Carolina/USA||’12||R|
HEAD COACH: Byron Scott (Arizona State)
SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH: Jamahl Mosley (Colorado)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Paul Pressey (Tulsa)
Joe Prunty (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
Nate Tibbetts (South Dakota)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Max Benton (Colorado)
ASSISTANT COACH/STRENGTH & COND. COORD.: Stan Kellers (Cleveland State)