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The Clippers just announced their Summer League roster.  Here's the press release:

Chris Kaman, Paul Davis, Will Conroy and Al Thornton, the 14th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, will highlight the Los Angeles Clippers' Summer League entry in the 2007 NBA Summer League which will take place July 6-15 at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jared Jordan, the Clippers second round selection in the 2007 NBA Draft and Guillermo Diaz, Los Angeles' second round selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, are also on the roster.  The league will feature 21 NBA teams with several games televised nationally on NBA TV.

The team will hold a three day mini-camp at the Spectrum Club South Bay in El Segundo on July 5th, 6th and 7th prior to leaving for Las Vegas on July 8th.  The Clippers roster and schedule for the 2007 NBA Summer League are listed below:


#  Player         POS HT     WT   BORN      FROM              2006-07
34 Mohamed Abukar  F  6'10"  229  1/1/85    San Diego St.     San Diego St.
22 Brandon Bowman  F  6' 9"  223  9/15/84   Georgetown        Bakersfield (NBDL)
10 Will Conroy     G  6'2"   195  12/8/82   Washington        Clippers
40 Paul Davis      C  6'11"  270  7/21/84   Michigan State    Clippers
2  Guillermo Diaz  G  6'2"   185  3/4/85    Miami             CEZ Nymburk (Czech Rep.)
20 Mike Gansey     G  6'4"   205  12/21/82  West Virginia            
25 Jared Jordan    G  6'2"   187  10/14/84  Marist            Marist
35 Chris Kaman     C  7'0"   265  4/28/82   Central Michigan  Clippers
15 Daniel Santiago C  7'1"   256  6/24/76   St. Vincent       Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
31 Amara Sy        F  6'8"   240  8/28/81   France            ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
55 Ivan Radenovic  F  6'10"  244  6/10/84   Arizona           Arizona
12 Al Thornton     F  6'8"   220  12/7/83   Florida State     Florida State


July 5:   Mini-Camp       6:00-8:00 PM         Spectrum Club South Bay
July 6:   Mini-Camp       *10:00 AM-12:00 PM   Spectrum Club South Bay
                          6:00-8:00 PM
July 7:   Mini-Camp       *10:00 AM-12:00 PM   Spectrum Club South Bay
                          6:00-8:00 PM
July 8:   vs. Denver      7:00 PM              COX Pavilion
July 9:   Practice        3:00-5:00 PM         Durango High School
July 10:  vs. Houston     7:30 PM              Thomas and Mack Center
July 11:  Practice        12:00-2:00 PM        Thomas and Mack Center
July 12:  vs. Minnesota   7:30 PM              Thomas and Mack Center
July 13:  vs. Memphis     3:00 PM              COX Pavilion
July 14:  Practice        12:00-2:00 PM        Thomas and Mack Center
July 15:  vs. Sacramento  7:30 PM              Thomas and Mack Center

The roster is pretty much what we expected.  In addition to the draft picks (Thornton and Jordan), second year Clippers (Davis and Conroy), we also have Guillermo Diaz, last year's second rounder who played in the Czech Republic.  Kaman is the only veteran, but MDsr had already let it be known that Chris would play on the summer league team.

The roster is filled out by a collection of rookie free agents and European pros.

Radenovic and Abukar both went undrafted last Thursday.  They were ranked 72 and 78 respectively on Chad Ford's Top 100 going into the draft, and each of them worked out for the Clippers (no doubt with an eye toward the Summer League).  

Mike Gansey played at West Virginia, where he was arguably the best player on their 2006 Sweet 16 team, and went undrafted in the 2006 draft.  He was last seen on Miami's summer league team.  He can shoot the ball (43% from three as a senior in college), which makes him an interesting commodity.

Daniel Santiago has had a couple cups of coffee in the Assoc., most recently with Milwaukee.  He is a key contributor on the Puerto Rican national team that regularly gives the USA fits, and will probably stay in Vegas to compete for them in the Tournament of the Americas.  He's a serviceable if unspectacular 7 footer.

Bowman and Sy are unknowns (to me at least).  Villeurbanne is a pretty good team in the French league, though not good enough to qualify for Euroleague play.