The Clippers announced their Summer League Roster about an hour ago. I would say that I'm a little disappointed on the free agents they're bringing along, but it's hard to get too upset about anything after the events of the last week.
In addition to the players we already suspected would be there, the Clippers announced four other names:
- Koko Archibong, a 6'8" forward from Penn;
- Brandon Heath, a 6'4" guard from San Diego State;
- Dustin Salisbery, a 6'5" guard from Temple and
- Darryl Watkins, a 6'11" center from Syracuse.
Darryl Watkins is the only one of the four with any NBA experience - he played 9 games, 71 minutes, for the Kings last season.
Here's the full text of the press release from the Clippers communication department.
Al Thornton and Eric Gordon, the 7th overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft will highlight the Los Angeles Clippers entry in the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS which will take place July 11-20 at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. The league will feature 21 NBA teams with several games televised nationally on NBA TV.
The team will hold a four day mini-camp at the Spectrum Club South Bay in El Segundo on July 7th, 8th and 9th prior to leaving for Las Vegas on July 10th. The Clippers roster and schedule for the 2008 NBA Summer League are listed below:
POS HT WT BORN FROM YEARS PRO
32 Koko Archibong F 6-8 215 10/5/81 Pennsylvania R
20 Nick Fazekas F 6-11 235 6/17/85 Nevada 1
23 Eric Gordon G 6-3 222 12/25/88 Indiana R
7 Brandon Heath G 6-4 198 3/01/84 San Diego State R
6 DeAndre Jordan C 6-11 250 7/21/88 Texas A&M R
9 Dustin Salisbery G 6-5 205 10/19/84 Temple R
4 Mike Taylor G 6-2 166 1/21/86 Iowa State
12 Al Thornton F 6-8 220 12/07/83 Florida State 1
31 Darryl Watkins C 6-11 258 11/08/84 Syracuse
3 Marcus Williams F 6-7 207 11/18/86 Arizona 1
Head Coach: Mike Dunleavy
Summer League Head Coach: Jim Eyen
Assistant Coaches: Kim Hughes, Rory White, Neal Meyer
Head Athletic Trainer: Jasen Powell
2008 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
July 7: Mini-Camp 6:00-8:00 PM Spectrum Club South Bay
July 8: Mini-Camp *9:00 AM-11:00 AM Spectrum Club South Bay
July 9: Mini-Camp *9:00 AM-11:00 AM Spectrum Club South Bay
4:00-6:00 PM Scrimmage at Lakers
July 10: Mini-Camp *9:00 AM-11:00 AM Spectrum Club South Bay
July 11: vs. Dallas 7:00 PM COX Pavilion
July 12: vs. Charlotte 3:00 PM COX Pavilion
July 13: vs. Detroit 7:00 PM COX Pavilion
July 14: Practice
2:00-4:00 PM Thomas and Mack Center
July 15: Practice
11:00 AM-1:00 PM COX Pavilion Practice Court
July 16: vs. Memphis 7:00 PM COX Pavilion
July 17: vs. New Orleans 3:00 PM COX Pavilion
*Please note that media availability during the Clippers Mini-camp from July 7 – July 10 will be following the early practice sessions only.
Please contact the Clippers’ Communications Department at (213) 742-7500 for updated information regarding practice times and media availability times.