Clippers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Roster


With the 2015 Samsung Orlando Pro Summer League only two days away, the Los Angeles Clippers have announced the teams 15-player roster for the event:

The unit will be coached by Brendan O’Conner, with Sam Cassell, Brian Adams, J.P. Clark, and Armond Hill the assistant coaches.

Of the 15, the ones most likely guaranteed a starting spots are the ones under contract: C.J. Wilcox and Jordan Hamilton — it gives the Clippers an up-close look to see how improved potential rotation players are. Branden Dawson, the teams 2015 second-round pick, is also likely to start barring a setback. That leaves a combination of point guard and center to go beside the three.

For those unfamiliar, here is a quick rundown on the summer league roster, by player (outside of Wilcox, Hamilton and Dawson).


Nate Wolters: in the NBA a short time, Wolters’ best season came his rookie year with the Milwaukee Bucks when the Minnesota native averaged 7.2 points on 43% shooting and 3.2 assists per game. With the Clippers reportedly being in the market for a “pure point guard” in the third PG-slot, Wolters could stumble upon a training camp invite if he performs well in Orlando.

Patric Young: Undrafted last season, the defense/rebound-first, undersized big man is looking to work his way back into the NBA (signed deal with Pelicans after going undrafted before eventually being released). Watching tape of Young, he’s very similar to Glen Davis, but with better defense and less offense.

Royce White: a talented combo forward drafted in the first round by the Rockets in 2012, White’s name is attached to nothing but trouble since then (see here).

Eric Griffin: An athletic combo forward (played the four in the D-League), Griffin’s best highlight to date is probably this fantastic dunk over Shane Larkin from last years Las Vegas summer League. Oh, and he’s an interesting 3-and-D candidate for the Clippers going into camp.

Amath M’Baye: a familiar name if you watched the Clippers’ summer league team last year, M’Baye is back for a round 2 with LA — last year, M’Baye averaged 4.2 points on 46% shooting and 3.4 rebounds in five games.


Diante Garrett: Undrafted in 2011, Garrett played 71 games for the Utah Jazz in 2013-14, averaging 3.49 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

D.J. Newbill: A combo guard from Penn State, Newbill averaged a career-best 20.7 points on 45-37-75 shooting splits.

Tim Parham: The oldest player on the roster at age 32, Parham has spent the last few years playing basketball overseas, most recently in the Canadian National Basketball League.

Yanick Moreira: Unselected this past draft, the 6’11 Angolan averaged 11.09 points in his final season at Southern Methodist.

Liam McMorrow: A 7’2 center who previously played with the Knicks in summer league in 2013, McMorrow recently played in Taiwan where he averaged 16.5 points and 13 rebounds.

Haakim Johnson: Recently played in Germany.

Geron Johnson: A University of Memphis graduate, Johnson, 6’3, played 33 games with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers in 2014-15, averaging 5.18 points on 38% shooting, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.


For those who didn’t catch the original post last month, here is the Clippers’ schedule for the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer League, which begins on July 4:

Saturday, July 4 (1:00 p.m. EST) – vs. Orlando Blue (notables: Mario Hezonja, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton)

Sunday, July 5 (1:00 p.m. EST) – vs. Detroit Pistons (roster TBD — possible: Stanley Johnson)

Tuesday, July 7 (5:00 p.m. EST) – vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (roster TBD — possible: Cameron Payne)

Wednesday, July 8 (5:00 p.m. EST) vs. Miami Heat (rosted TBD — possible: Justin Winslow)

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