Wolves Finalize Summer League Roster
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.
|TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)|
|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|