Even though free agency is right around the corner, there is the other event of the NBA Summer League. NBA teams head to Las Vegas with a squad of young players, un-drafted players, and veterans trying to make an NBA roster. All in the sake of “fun” – or making a living.
The Wolves announced their team today. Here is the list of players from St. Tribunes, Jerry Zogada.
Jonny Flynn, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Lazar Hayward, Greg Stiemsma and possibly Nate Jawai will play.
Other players they expect to add to the team:
Former North Carolina 6-9 forward Deon Thompson, who was not drafted last week.
Former Gonzaga guard Jeremy Pargo, who played last year in Israel.
D League 6-7 forward Mo Charlo, who played in Reno last season.
Former North Carolina State 6-9 forward Cedric Simmons, who has played 75 games with four different teams in three NBA seasons.
I was a fan of Pargo when he was in the college. But his game is very similar to Flynn’s. Deon Thompson was frustrating at UNC and will be interesting to see how effective he is against NBA players.
The Wolves start their games on July 12th against San Antonio, then July 14th vs. Sacramento, July 16th against Memphis, and then Atlanta on July 18th.