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Clippers Announce Summer League Roster

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The team has some names this year, led by C.J. Wilcox and Jordan Hamilton, who were on the roster last year.

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The Clippers have officially announced their roster and schedule for the 2015 Orlando Summer League.  Here's a list of the players with a brief background:

  • Branden Dawson, 6'7" SF/PF, Michigan State: The Clippers' selection in the draft this year, Dawson was taken 56th.  The Clippers paid just over $600,000 for Dawson's rights, and hope he can develop into a defensive stopper.
  • Diante Garrett, 6'5" G, Iowa State: Garrett has appeared in 90 NBA games, almost all of them in 2014 before not making a roster last season.  He's been waived a few times, most recently by the Trail Blazers in training camp last year, and has spent time in the D-League.
  • Eric Griffin, 6'8" SF/PF, Texas Legends (NBADL): Griffin is an athletic prospect, with a wingspan over 7', who has drawn comps to Jeremy Evans.  He host 37% from deep in the d-league last season with per game averages of 19 points and 6.6 rebounds, but has never played in an NBA game.
  • Jordan Hamilton, 6'7" SF, Los Angeles Clippers: Hamilton played for the Clippers last season, and currently has a non-guaranteed contract worth just over a million for next season.  He got a very limited chance with the Clippers, playing only 122 total minutes, but he made 10 of 21 threes.  He hast 140 games of NBA experience in four seasons.
  • Geron Johnson, 6'4" SG, Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Johnson is an athletic shooting guard who struggles from deep.  He only shot 23% from three last season, but he has a 6'10" wingspan and 38" vertical, which he utilizes defensively and in transition.
  • Haakim Johnson, 6'7" SF: This guy is hard to find information on.  He attended Pikeville University, which you've never heard of and is an NAIA school (you almost never see NBA prospects from outside NCAA Division 1).  He played internationally until 2013, and then... I have no idea.  There's not many statistics available on him either.
  • Amath M'Baye, 6'9" PF: I'm pretty sure Amath was playing in Japan recently.  He has no NBA experience but solid size and athleticism for a PF, with a 36" vertical.
  • Liam McMorrow, 7'2" C: McMorrow is a giant Canadian who last played in the Philippine Basketball Association.  He's a giant.
  • Yanick Moreira, 6'11" C, SMU: The true rookie from SMU averaged 11 points and 6.3 rebounds in 24 minutes a game last season in his senior year.  He was ranked as DraftExpress' #95 overall prospect.
  • D.J. Newbill, 6'4" G, Penn State: Newbill shot 37% from deep last year as a senior, and was ranked #72 on DraftExpress' overall prospect list.  He scored over 20 points a game for Penn State.
  • Tim Parham, 6'9" PF/C: The 32 year old is one of the oldest players in summer league memory, and has never played in an NBA game.
  • Royce White, 6'8" F: A player with huge upside potential, White had anxiety issues that prohibited him from flying, forcing him out of the league just 3 games after being picked 16th overall in 2012.  He claims that he can now fly, and he'll try to work his way into the league now via Summer League.
  • C.J. Wilcox, 6'5" SG, Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers' first round draft selection last season, Wilcox didn't get many opportunities in his rookie campaign.  He has a guaranteed contract for next season.
  • Nate Wolters, 6'4" PG: A free agent PG with good size, Wolters has played in 79 games since being the #38 pick in the 2013 draft.  He has made NBA rosters before and has a good shot at filling the Clippers' need for another point guard.
  • Patric Young, 6'10" C: After measuring in with a 7'2" wingspan and 37.5" vertical at the combine in 2014, Young went undrafted and found himself in the euroleague last season.  A name that gets tossed around quite a big, he certainly has NBA potential.