Cavs Summer League Update: Waiting for a Press Release

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

***UPDATE*** The Cavs Summer League roster is online now, and Paul Harris is not on the roster as previously reported here and elsewhere.

The Las Vegas Summer League tips off Friday, but I've yet to read an official announcement of the Cleveland Cavaliers roster. I'm hoping to have time to preview Cleveland's Summer League team as I did for the Toronto Raptors squad earlier this week, but in the meantime, I'll do my best to confirm what news is out there about the Cavs' team.

First, it's important to note one player who will not be on the team—last year's top pick, J.J. Hickson. The promising young forward from North Carolina State has been suffering from back spasms that will cause him to miss out on the opportunity to play in Vegas this year.

Former Erie BayHawk Maureece Rice is confirmed to be on the team. Syracuse University's Paul Harris is also reportedly going to be on the team.

Ridiculous Upside tentatively has Maureece Rice, Christian Eyenga, Danny Green, Jawad Williams, Darnell Jackson, and Tarence Kinsey listed, although they do not include Paul Harris.

Meanwhile, the official site of the Cavaliers says little more about the summer league other than the following: "The Cavaliers will participate in the 2009 NBA Summer League, presented by EA Sports, July 10th-19th in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion."

The official site of the Las Vegas Summer League isn't much more helpful. While the page heading reads "NBA.com Summer League 2009 Teams," the links on the page take you to pages with the 2008 team rosters.

So, for now, Cleveland's Summer League roster is a bit of a mystery. When that changes, I'll do my best to breakdown the full roster.

2 comments:

P-Flaw said...
July 8, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

Man I hope Ivan harris made it, but it's been awfully quiet on that front.

Matt Hubert said...
July 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

I agree with you. Harris had some nice showings last year for Erie and would make sense with the Cavs Summer League team via the OSU connection. I know he was invited to their mini-camp in June, but I haven't heard anything beyond that.

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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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