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2015 Orlando NBA Summer League Rosters

Frank Kaminsky Orlando Summer League roster NBA Charlotte HornetsThe Orlando portion of the NBA Summer League started today and runs through the next week. The Summer League concludes after that in Las Vegas.

Many of the top NBA draft picks are in Orlando and will be in action.

The teams are often filled with players in their first three seasons in the NBA and rounded out with players wanting to showcase their skills in hopes of landing in the NBA next season.

Some of the top draft picks in Orlando are Frank Kaminsky, Myles Turner, Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow and Mario Hezonja.

Which undrafted rookies, veterans and overseas players fill out the remaining Orlando Summer League roster spots?

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Cleveland Cavaliers: 2012 Summer League Roster

The NBA Summer League is made for young talent to mesh with each other. It is also a nice stage for undrafted free agents and veterans looking for a contract.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Summer League roster is loaded with young talent. They have one of the best overall rosters that will be playing in Las Vegas in mid-July.

Since last year’s Summer League was cancelled due to the NBA Lockout, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson will be playing in their first Summer League games. They are joined by players who were selected in last month’s NBA Draft and other young talent looking to impress NBA scouts.

Check out who will be playing on Cleveland’s Summer League team. The roster is after the jump…

T.J. Campbell – 5’9 190 lbs. – PG – Portland (NCAA)
Michael Eric – 6’11 240 lbs. – PF/C – Temple (NCAA)
*Luke Harangody – 6’7 245 lbs. – SF/PF – Notre Dame (NCAA)
Justin Holiday – 6’6 185 lbs. – SG/SF – Washington (NCAA)
*Kyrie Irving – 6’3 191 lbs. – PG – Duke (NCAA)
Rob Jones – 6’6 240 lbs. – SF – Saint Mary’s (NCAA)
D.J. Kennedy – 6’6 215 lbs. – SG/SF – St. John’s (NCAA)
Matt Pressey – 6/2 195 lbs. – PG/SG – Missouri (NCAA)
*Samardo Samuels – 6’9 260 lbs. – PF – Louisville (NCAA)
*Donald Sloan – 6’3 205 lbs. – SG – Texas A&M (NCAA)
Garrett Temple – 6’6 195lbs. – SG – LSU (NCAA)
*Tristan Thompson – 6’9 227 lbs. – PF/C – Texas (NCAA)
Dion Waiters – 6’3 221 lbs. – G – Syracuse (NCAA)
Tyler Zeller – 7’0 250 lbs. – PF/C – North Carolina (NCAA)

*previously on Cleveland Cavaliers 2011-12 roster


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Chicago Bulls: 2012 Summer League Roster

The NBA Summer League will soon begin in Las Vegas. The yearly ritual of basketball bloggers tweeting about how much he loves an undrafted college player because he wants to be the first to be “all-in” on a guy.

The Chicago Bulls squad in Vegas has a wide range of talent. You a guy who will play a major role this season (Marquis Teague) to a player who owns an NBA championship ring (Leon Powe).

Chicago will be looking for cheap options to fill out their roster in 2012-13. Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver aren’t expected back, but they could use their amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer.

The Summer League roster for the Chicago Bulls is after the jump…

*Jimmy Butler – 6’7 220 lbs. – SG/SF – Marquette (NCAA)
Olek Czyz – 6’7 240 lbs. – SF/PF – Nevada (NCAA)
Justin Johnson – 6’2 175 lbs. – SG/PG – Concordia-Irvine (NCAA)
Demetri McCamey – 6’3 204 lbs. – PG – Illinois (NCAA)
Ramone Moore – 6’5 188 lbs. – SG – Temple (NCAA)
Leon Powe – 6’8 240 lbs. – PF – California-Berkely (NCAA)
Chase Simon – 6’5 216 lbs. – SG – Detroit (NCAA)
Henry Sims – 7’0 241 lbs. – PF/C – Georgetown (NCAA)
Jamie Skeen – 6’8 242 lbs. – PF – Virginia Commonwealth (NCAA)
Jermaine Taylor – 6’4 205 lbs. – SG – Central Florida (NCAA)
Marquis Teague – 6’2 189 lbs. – PG – Kentucky (NCAA)
Malcolm Thomas – 6’9 223 lbs. – SF/PF – San Diego State (NCAA)
Edwin Ubiles – 6’6 204 lbs. – SG/SF – Siena (NCAA)

*previously on Chicago Bulls 2011-12 roster

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Indiana Pacers: 2012 Summer League Roster

The NBA Summer League season is underway in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Indiana Pacers summer league squad will be playing in Orlando.

The Pacers have a few holes they need to fill for the 2012-13 season, but hope to acquire those players via free agency. If they miss out on signing Courtney Lee, Elton Brand, or another player they have targeted, they could turn to a player on their summer league squad.

Miles Plumlee, Indiana’s 2012 first-round pick, has already made a (negative) first impression on former Indiana University basketball coach Dan Dakich. After watching Plumlee play in person, Dakich simply said, “He can’t play.”

Who else is on the Indiana Pacers summer league team? The rest of the roster is after the jump…

Jarrid Famous – 6’11 240 lbs. – PF – South Florida University (NCAA)
Reggie Hamilton – 5’11 176 lbs. – PG – Oakland University (NCAA)
Ben Hansbrough – 6’3 203 lbs. – SG – Notre Dame University (NCAA)
Matt Janning – 6’4 220 lbs. – SG – Northeasern University (NCAA)
Orlando Johnson – 6’5 224 lbs. – SG – UC Santa Barbara (NCAA)
Tyren Johnson – 6’7 225 lbs. – PF – Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA)
Chris Kramer – 6’3 215 lbs. – SG – Purdue University (NCAA)
*Jeff Pendergraph – 6’9 240 lbs. – PF – Arizona State University (NCAA)
Miles Plumlee – 7’0 252 lbs. – PF/C – Duke University (NCAA)
Matt Rogers – 6’11 225 lbs. – PF – Southwest Baptist (NCAA)
*Lance Stephenson – 6’5 210 lbs. – SG – University of Cincinnati (NCAA)
Robert Vaden – 6’5 205 lbs. – SG/SF – UAB (NCAA)
Julian Mavunga – 6’8 239 lbs. – F – Miami of Ohio (NCAA)

* previously on Indiana Pacers 2011-12 roster

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Indiana Pacers Summer League Roster

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I just recently put up a post about the Indiana Pacers Summer League team. I listed the players and a little bio about each player. You can check out the post by clicking here.

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Post-Draft Rumors: Shaq To Portland?

The Draft is the unofficial start to the off-season for the NBA. After the dust settles and the draft day trades get finalized, you start to hear rumors of players opting out, trades that didn’t happen, and rumors of players on the move. The post-draft activities is no different from past years, all of the above is happening.

After Shaquille O’Neal was traded to Cleveland, he mentioned that there could have been a trade that sent him to Portland. He told Steve Kerr that he didn’t want to play in Portland, so all the talk stopped there. The deal was proposed back in February, before the trading deadline last season. How would that trade work? Cleveland made the trade work with expiring contracts that totaled near the total of Shaq’s salary. Portland didn’t have cap space then, but had the expiring contract of Raef LaFrentz is now off the books. If the same trade would have been proposed a couple of weeks ago, it would have been difficult for Portland to make it. Martell Webster and Joel Pryzbilla could have been sent, but it’s all clearly speculation and not sure if the final numbers would have worked out.

Hedo Turkoglu finally sent word to the Orlando Magic that he will definitely opt out of his contract. He would be the prize of this year’s free agency class, but he could try and see if they can settle on a long-term deal to stay in Orlando. The trade for Vince Carter could have sealed Turkoglu’s fate, there may not be enough money to sign their post-season stud.

Is he or isn’t he? The rumors have been swirling about where Amare Stoudemire will end up. Rumors were circulating that Stephon Curry was going to be part of a deal that sent Stoudemire to Golden State, but Don Nelson has been vocal that Curry is staying in Oakland. We should know more this week about the fate of Amare Stoudemire.

Is Ricky Rubio staying in Spain or will he face the cold in Minnesota? A decision should be made in the next few weeks. The New York Knicks are rumored to be working on a proposal to land the talented point guard. If Rubio ends up in New York, you could possibly put an end to the rumor that Steve Nash will sign with the Knicks when he becomes a free agent.

America’s White Boy’s official NBA team, the Indiana Pacers, are saying that they will be very active this off-season. They drafted Tyler Hansbrough and A.J. Price, but those picks didn’t fill any pressing needs for the team. They are shopping T.J. Ford around in hopes of finding another point guard. They have plenty of expiring contracts, but with the state of the economy, don’t look for them to be buyers and taking on extra payroll. They are setting up for a run at a few free agents in a year. They need another young scorer to match up with Danny Granger.

A rumor that is starting to gain steam is Ben Wallace will be traded from Phoenix to New Orleans for Tyson Chandler. The Hornets need to get rid of Chandler’s multi-year deal and Wallace is in the last year of his deal. He has even said that he may retire, if that is true, the Hornets could buyout his contract and save some money.

With free agency starting on Wednesday, Glen “Big Baby” Davis could be looking for a starting job. He said that he is in a position to make more money and maybe even a starting gig. Davis was crucial in the Celtics run last year and with Garnett’s status still up in the air, they should try and work out a deal.

Wondering where Baylor’s Curtis Jerrells may end up? It looks like he will be playing for Dallas on their summer league team. He could end up with a spot on the Mavericks or more likely, this is a gig to showcase his skills and possibly land on an NBDL squad.

Other undrafted free agent landing spots…Temple’s Dionte Christmas accepted a spot on the 76ers summer league team. BC’s Tyrese Rice will be playing for Washington, UConn’s Jeff Adrien will be playing for Memphis, and Gonzaga’s Josh Heytvelt will suit up for Golden State on their summer league team. Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo could end up on Portland’s summer league, but no official word as of today.

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