Cavaliers announce Summer League roster

Cavaliers announce Summer League roster
Cavaliers announce Summer League roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assembled a summer league team of young veterans and free agents, including reigning 2011-12 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, All-Rookie Second Team member Tristan Thompson and 2012 draft picks Dion Waiters (fourth overall) and Tyler Zeller (17th overall), to participate in the 2012 NBA Summer League, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

The 2012 NBA Summer League will be held July 13-22 in Las Vegas, NV with the Cavaliers playing a five-game schedule at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  The Cavaliers have competed in the league each summer since its inception in 2004.

The Cavs will open summer league play with three games in three consecutive days: a contest versus Charlotte on Sunday, July 15th, a matchup against the NBA D-League Select Team on Monday, July 16th and a showdown against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, July 17th. Cleveland closes summer league with back-to-back games on Thursday, July 19th versus Minnesota and Friday, July 20th against the New York Knicks.

NBA TV will televise 56 live summer league games from both The AirTran Orlando Pro Summer League and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, including four of the Cavaliers' five games.

The Cavaliers summer league game schedule and roster are listed below:

Cavaliers Game Schedule

Sunday, July 15     Charlotte vs. Cleveland *              5:30 p.m. PST                     Thomas & Mack

Monday, July 16     NBA D-League vs. Cleveland         5:00 p.m. PST                     COX Pavilion

Tuesday, July 17    Phoenix vs. Cleveland*                5:30 p.m. PST                     Thomas & Mack

Thursday, July 19   Minnesota vs. Cleveland*            5:00 p.m. PST                     COX Pavilion

Friday, July 20         New York vs. Cleveland *             1:00 p.m. PST                     COX Pavilion

*denotes game will air live on NBA TV


(as of July 10, 2012)

NO           PLAYER                    POS       HGT      WGT       DRAFT     YRS PRO

10             T.J. Campbell             G           5-9        190          2010             R

50             Michael Eric               F/C        6-11       240          2012            R

44             Luke Harangody        F           6-7         245          2010             2

31             Justin Holiday            G/F        6-6        185           2011             R

2               Kyrie Irving                G           6-3        191           2011            1

21             Rob Jones                  F           6-6        240           2012            R

12             D.J. Kennedy            G/F         6-6         215          2011            1

30             Matt Pressey             G           6-2        195           2012             R

24             Samardo Samuels      F           6-9        260           2010             2

15             Donald Sloan             G           6-3        205           2010            1

14             Garrett Temple           G          6-6        195           2009            2

13             Tristan Thompson     F/C         6-9        227           2011            1

3               Dion Waiters              G           6-3        221           2012            R

40             Tyler Zeller                F/C         7-0        250           2012            R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HEAD COACH      Byron Scott (Arizona State)

SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH    Jamahl Mosley (Colorado)

ASSISTANT COACHES      Paul Pressey (Tulsa)

Joe Prunty (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Nate Tibbetts (South Dakota)

ATHLETIC TRAINER      Max Benton (Colorado)

ASSISTANT COACH/STRENGTH & COND. COORD.   Stan Kellers (Cleveland State)