The Las Vegas Summer League is merely two weeks away. Dell Demps and the New Orleans Pelicans staff are filling out a roster around Buddy Hield and Cheick Diallo to take the floor on July 8th. The first game, against an absolutely stacked Los Angeles Lakers squad, is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM central and will be televised on ESPN. Across the floor will be a collection of draft picks including second overall selection Brandon Ingram and 2015 second overall selection D'Angelo Russell.
Who is going to suit up for the Summer Pelicans? Keep checking back here as we update with the latest reports.
Larry Drew II was a star for the Pelicans last summer and should be tasked with getting Buddy Hield open looks behind the arc. He spent last season with Monaco in France.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a Summer League deal with Larry Drew II.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 24, 2016
Northwestern center Alex Olah who played with Tre Demps, son of Dell Demps, is also on the team.
Welcome to the NBA, Alex Olah! The former NU big man has been added to the New Orleans Pelicans Summer League team https://t.co/hBJ759MKbm— Inside NU (@insidenu) June 24, 2016
NC State combo guard accepted an offer soon after the draft last night.
Nick Minnerath, who played with the Canton Charge in the NBA D-League last season, should provide even more shooting.
New Orleans Pelicans, I'm told, invite Nick Minnerath to Summer League. He lit up the D-League, shot 50/40/90.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 24, 2016
He Tianju could make a second straight appearance.
National team forward He Tienju will play for the Pelicans' summer league team for second year in a row. Shot 39% from 3pt range in 2015/16.— Andrew Crawford (@ShouldersGalore) June 6, 2016
Shreveport native and 6-5 SG Michael Qualls (played for Arkansas in college) will play for New Orleans in summer league #PelicanState— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) June 28, 2016
Louisiana Tech product Michale Kyser, a 6-10 forward, has been invited to New Orleans summer league minicamp. #PelicanState— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) June 28, 2016
Former St. John's guard D.J. Kennedy will play Summer League for the New Orleans Pelicans, a source said.— Cody Taylor (@CodyTaylorNBA) June 28, 2016
Pianeta Basket NBA - Vlado Jankovic sarà alla Summer League con i New Orleans Pelicans https://t.co/TjvwTMIIVI— Pianetabasket.com (@Pianeta_Basket) July 1, 2016
- Buddy Hield, 6'5" SG, Oklahoma
- Cheick Diallo, 6'9" PF/C, Kansas
- Larry Drew II, 6'2" PG, Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA D-League)
- Alex Olah, 7'0" C, Northwestern
- Anthony "Cat" Barber, 6'2" PG, NC State
- Nick Minnerath, 6'9" SF, Canton Charge (NBA D-League)
- K.T. Harrell, 6'4" SG, Akhisar Belediye (Turkey)
- He Tienju, 6'9" SF , Liaoning Jaguars (China)
- Shevon Thompson, 6'11" C, George Mason
- Michael Qualls, 6'5" SG, Arkansas
- Michale Kyser, 6'10" PF, Raptors 905 (NBA D-League)
- D.J. Kennedy, 6'6" SF, Enisey Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
- Vladimir Jankovic, 6'6" SF, Panathinaikos (Greece)