Wolves Finalize Summer League Roster

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team’s roster for the 2012 NBA Summer League, which runs from July 13-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Wolves will open their five-game Summer League schedule on Monday, July 16 vs. the L.A. Clippers at 9:00 p.m. CT. The summer league includes entries from a record 24 NBA teams and features a 60-game schedule over a 10-day span in which the Wolves will play five games.

The Wolves 2012 NBA Summer League roster features 2011 first round draft pick Derrick Williams (second overall) and 2010 first round draft choice Wes Johnson (fourth overall), along with 2012 second round selection Robbie Hummel. Player development coaches David Adelman and Shawn Respert will be responsible for coaching the Wolves' summer league entry.


Two players from the team's weekend minicamp roster were not included on the finalized list: Gary Johnson and guard Malcolm Lee. Lee, who had knee surgery last December and spent much of the 2011-12 season rehabbing and playing with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League before joining the Wolves for good in March, will not participate in Summer League to allow him to continue his strength and conditioning program in an effort to be 100 percent by training camp.

Three of the five Wolves Summer League games will be carried live on NBA TV, with the July 16 game vs. Los Angeles broadcast tape-delayed on July 17 at 8:00 a.m. CT on NBA TV. Timberwolves.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2012 NBA Summer League.

The complete Wolves Summer League entry roster and game schedule follows.



No. Player Pos. Height Weight Birthdate Prior to NBA/Home Country Experience
44 William Buford G/F 6-5 215 01/10/1990 Ohio State/USA R
24 Jet Chang G 6-4 190 12/20/1988 BYU-Hawaii/Taiwan R
40 Papa Dia F 7-0 235 02/01/1987 Breogan (Spain)/Senegal R
11 Lior Eliyahu F 6-10 232 09/09/1985 Maccabi Tel Aviv/Israel R
43 Tony Easley F 6-9 200 07/15/1987 Banco Di Sardegna (Italy)/USA R
22 Zabian Dowdell G 6-3 195 09/10/1984 Gran Canaria 2014 (Spain)/USA 1
10 Corey Fisher G 6-1 200 04/08/1988 Antalya BSB (Turkey)/USA R
33 Mike Harris F 6-6 240 06/15/1983 San German (Puerto Rico)/USA 3
6 Robbie Hummel F 6-8 215 03/08/1989 Purdue/USA R
4 Wes Johnson F/G 6-7 215 07/11/1987 Syracuse/USA 2
5 Coby Karl G 6-5 215 03/06/1983 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (Italy)/USA 2
14 Sylven Landesberg G 6-6 207 04/10/1990 Maccabi Haifa (Israel)/USA R
8 Lamont Mack F 6-7 230 03/16/1987 Lukoil Academik Sofia (Bulgaria)/USA R
50 Luke Nevill C 7-2 265 02/19/1986 Perth/Australia R
16 Paulo Prestes C 6-11 264 02/15/1988 Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania)/Brazil R
35 Luke Sikma F 6-8 235 07/30/1989 University of Portland/USA R
41 Garrett Stutz C 7-0 255 02/10/1990 Wichita State/USA R
23 Kammron Taylor G 6-2 175 08/28/1984 Dnipro Azot (Ukraine)/USA R
7 Derrick Williams  6-8  241  05/25/1991  Arizona/USA 


Summer League Head Coaches David Adelman (Portland State), Shawn Respert (Michigan State)
Head Coach Rick Adelman (Loyola Marymount)
Assistant Coaches Terry Porter (UW-Stevens Point), Jack Sikma (Illinois Wesleyan), T.R. Dunn (Alabama), Bill Bayno (Sacred Heart)
Athletic Trainer Gregg Farnam (St. Cloud State)


July 16 L.A. Clippers COX Pavilion 9:00 PM NBATV (tape delay: July 17 8 AM)
July 17 Charlotte Thomas & Mack 9:30 PM NBA TV
July 19 Cleveland COX Pavilion 7:00 PM NBA TV
July 21 NBADL COX Pavilion 7:00 PM None
July 22 Memphis COX Pavilion 7:00 PM NBATV


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