The Cleveland Cavaliers announces their 2012 Summer League Roster today, and it includes several of their premier talents. The roster is highlighted by point guard Kyrie Irving, power forward Tristan Thompson, rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters, and rookie center Tyler Zeller. The full roster is below (via nba.com). The team will be coached by Cavs assistant coach Jamahl Mosley.
|NO.||PLAYER||POS.||HGT.||WGT.||BIRTHDATE||PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY||DRAFT||YRS. PRO|
|44||Luke Harangody||F||6-7||245||1/2/88||Notre Dame/USA||’10||2|
|21||Rob Jones||F||6-6||240||1/22/89||Saint Mary’s/USA||’12||R|
|12||D.J. Kennedy||G/F||6-6||215||11/5/89||St. John’s/USA||’11||1|
|15||Donald Sloan||G||6-3||205||1/15/88||Texas A&M/USA||’10||1|
|40||Tyler Zeller||F/C||7-0||250||1/17/90||North Carolina/USA||’12||R|
The one notable name missing is small forward Alonzo Gee. Technically, as he is a restricted free agent, he isn’t on the Cavs official roster, but it would have been a huge plus for him to play this summer in Vegas. He’s still a young, raw player that needs some seasoning. Gee playing alongside Irving & co. would have been beneficial for the Cavs as well, as it would have given them insight on how he fits in on the current roster.
The Cavs summer league schedule is listed below (via nba.com). Game denoted with a * are available to watch live on NBA TV.
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