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.PlayerPos.HeightWeightBirthdatePrior to NBA/Home CountryExperience
44William BufordG/F6-521501/10/1990Ohio State/USAR
24Jet ChangG6-419012/20/1988BYU-Hawaii/TaiwanR
40Papa DiaF7-023502/01/1987Breogan (Spain)/SenegalR
11Lior EliyahuF6-1023209/09/1985Maccabi Tel Aviv/IsraelR
43Tony EasleyF6-920007/15/1987Banco Di Sardegna (Italy)/USAR
22Zabian DowdellG6-319509/10/1984Gran Canaria 2014 (Spain)/USA1
10Corey FisherG6-120004/08/1988Antalya BSB (Turkey)/USAR
33Mike HarrisF6-624006/15/1983San German (Puerto Rico)/USA3
6Robbie HummelF6-821503/08/1989Purdue/USAR
4Wes JohnsonF/G6-721507/11/1987Syracuse/USA2
5Coby KarlG6-521503/06/1983Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (Italy)/USA2
14Sylven LandesbergG6-620704/10/1990Maccabi Haifa (Israel)/USAR
8Lamont MackF6-723003/16/1987Lukoil Academik Sofia (Bulgaria)/USAR
50Luke NevillC7-226502/19/1986Perth/AustraliaR
16Paulo PrestesC6-1126402/15/1988Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania)/BrazilR
35Luke SikmaF6-823507/30/1989University of Portland/USAR
41Garrett StutzC7-025502/10/1990Wichita State/USAR
23Kammron TaylorG6-217508/28/1984Dnipro Azot (Ukraine)/USAR
7Derrick Williams 6-8 241 05/25/1991 Arizona/USA 

 

Summer League Head CoachesDavid Adelman (Portland State), Shawn Respert (Michigan State)
Head CoachRick Adelman (Loyola Marymount)
Assistant CoachesTerry Porter (UW-Stevens Point), Jack Sikma (Illinois Wesleyan), T.R. Dunn (Alabama), Bill Bayno (Sacred Heart)
Athletic TrainerGregg Farnam (St. Cloud State)

 

TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONTIPOFFTELEVISION
July 16L.A. ClippersCOX Pavilion9:00 PMNBATV (tape delay: July 17 8 AM)
July 17CharlotteThomas & Mack9:30 PMNBA TV
July 19ClevelandCOX Pavilion7:00 PMNBA TV
July 21NBADLCOX Pavilion7:00 PMNone
July 22MemphisCOX Pavilion7:00 PMNBATV

 


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