Pelicans Press Release

Pelicans Announce 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League Roster and Mini-Camp Schedule

by Doug Tatum
Vice president of digital media

July 2, 2016 

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans today announced its roster for the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The Pelicans will hold a mini-camp from July 5-6 at the team’s practice facility in Metairie, La., with media availability following the morning sessions. The team will travel to Las Vegas on July 7 prior to holding its final mini-camp practice at COX Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. New Orleans’ begins the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League on July 8 against the Los Angeles Lakers, followed by games against the Utah Jazz on July 10 and the Sacramento Kings on July 11 before beginning the single-elimination tournament. All teams participating in the Samsung NBA Summer League are guaranteed to play a minimum of five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round, with the top eight seeds receiving a first-round bye.

ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and WatchESPN. In total, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will broadcast 25 games, including all four quarterfinal games, both semifinal games and the Championship Game on Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m. CT at the Thomas & Mack Center. Fans can also log on to ESPN3, where all 67 games will be live-streamed.

NBA TV will also broadcast a full slate of Samsung NBA Summer League action, televising a total of 30 games.

Samsung, the official mobile device, tablet and television partner of the NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League, is the title partner of NBA Summer League for the third consecutive year. Through this partnership, Samsung provides technology solutions which power the Summer League.

Tickets for Samsung NBA Summer League are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting

PELICANS 2016 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER (subject to change)

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Born College/Country Last Team Played For
0 Anthony Barber G 6-2 180 7/25/94 N.C. State North Carolina State Wolfpack (NCAA)
5 Ryan Boatright G 5-11 175 12/27/92 Connecticut Orlandina Basket (Italy)
13 Cheick Diallo F 6-9 220 9/13/96 Kansas Kansas Jayhawks (NCAA)
7 Larry Drew II G 6-2 180 3/5/90 UCLA Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBADL)
14 KT Harrell G 6-4 212 7/5/92 Auburn Akhisar Belediye (Turkey)
24 Buddy Hield G 6-4 214 12/17/93 Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners (NCAA)
17 Damien Inglis F 6-8 246 5/20/95 France Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
55 Vladimir Jankovic F 6-8 222 3/3/90 Greece Panathinaikos (Greece)
53 DJ Kennedy G/F 6-6 215 11/5/89 St. John's Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
12 David Lighty, Jr. G 6-6 216 5/27/88 Ohio State ASVEL Basket (France)
55 Jameel McKay F/C 6-9 219 9/14/92 Iowa State Iowa State Cyclones (NCAA)
50 Liam McMorrow C 7-2 275 7/22/87 Tenn. Tech Yulon Dinos (Taiwan)
21 Nick Minnerath F 6-9 215 8/11/88 Detroit Canton Charge (NBADL)
22 Alex Olah C 7-0 270 10/15/93 Northwestern Northwestern Wildcats (NCAA)


Date Event Time (local Pacific) Location
Tuesday, July 5 Practice 10AM-12PM
Pelicans Practice Facility
Wednesday, July 6 Practice 10AM-12PM
Pelicans Practice Facility
Thursday, July 7 Travel to Las Vegas

COX Pavilion


Date Event Time (local Pacific) Location
Friday, July 8 Game #1 vs. LAL 7:30PM (9:30PM CST) Thomas & Mack Center
Sunday, July 10 Game #2 vs. UTA 5:00PM (7:00PM CST) COX Pavilion
Monday, July 11 Game #3 vs. SAC 7:00PM (9:00PM CST) COX Pavilion
Wednesday, July 13 Playoffs - Round 1 TBD Thomas & Mack/COX Pavilion
Thursday, July 14 Playoffs - Round 2 TBD Thomas & Mack/COX Pavilion
Friday, July 15 Consolation Round TBD Thomas & Mack/COX Pavilion
Saturday, July 16 Quarterfinals TBD Thomas & Mack Center
Sunday, July 17 Semifinals TBD Thomas & Mack Center
Monday, July 18 Finals 6:00PM (8:00PM CST) Thomas & Mack Center


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