Once the draft ends, there's always a lackluster sort-of-scramble as teams who are exhausted from five intense hours turn their attention to the admittedly not-that-important task of assembling their summer league rosters.
The Clippers' team in Orlando this year will be interesting, with at least four real Clippers likely to participate--Branden Dawson, Brice Johnson, Diamond Stone, and David Michineau. C.J. Wilcox could play, but third-year players don't always participate and it'll be up to him and Clippers leadership.
So far, they'll be joined by Alex Hamilton, and now Wes Washpun, a small guard from the University of Northern Iowa.
Thankful for the @LAClippers for giving me an opportunity to play on their summer league team! Thank you to everyone for all the support!— Wes Washpun (@WesWashpun11) June 24, 2016
Good luck to @WesWashpun11 as he begins his new journey! pic.twitter.com/iUS9Mqow9i— UNI (@unisportsedits) June 24, 2016
Washpun scored 14.2 points while averaging 5.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds in his senior year. He has a reputation as a strong defender, which could be a helluva compliment to Michineau and Dawson's defensive upside, helping the Clips' SL team to shut down some of the higher-touted prospects they're going to face.
Every summer league guy is a long shot to even get a training camp invite, but it's good for these prospects to get their names out there--Hamilton and Washpun aren't just trying out for the Clippers, they're free agents who are on the floor in front of all 30 teams, and a host of international squads.