Update (2:30 CT): The Bucks announced their full squad, which will also include Rashad Bishop, Jarrid Famous, Olu Famutimi, Ray George, Stefhon Hannah, and Jamarr Sanders.
The 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas starts next week and the Bucks are one of the 24 squads participating. The summer league gives NBA teams a chance to get their young players and the floor and get a first impression on signed draftees and undrafted free agents.
The Bucks have already targeted a few free agents to represent the team in Las Vegas. According to the Bucks, Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com, and Scott Schroeder of RidiculousUpside.com:
Other players with NBA experience on the #Bucks Summer League Roster include Tarence Kinsey, Aaron Miles and Andy Rautins
— Bucks PR (@BucksPR) July 3, 2012
Free agent Vernon Goodridge will play for the Milwaukee Bucks’ summer league team.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 30, 2012
Undrafted big man Xavier Gibson will play for the Milwaukee Bucks’ summer league team.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2012
Citadel’s Cameron Wells will join the Milwaukee Bucks in Vegas, too. His team’s leading scorer as a rookie in Holland last season.
— Scott Schroeder (@ScottSchroeder) June 29, 2012
So here’s a look at the Bucks’ roster:
Cameron Wells, free agent, played for Zwolle in Holland last season (averaged 14.0 points and 3.6 assists a game), 6’1″, 195 pounds, 23 years old.
Aaron Miles played for Krasnie Krilya in a second-tier Russian league. He was the league leader in assist with 6.8 per game.
Doron Lamb, Bucks’ 2012 second round pick
Andy Rautins average 7.3 points per game, including 35% accuracy on his three-point shots, while playing for CB Lucentum Alicante in the top Spanish League.
Tobias Harris, Bucks’ 2011 first round selection
Tarence Kinsey averaged 8.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in overall play for the Turkish team Anadolu Efes — the squad with whom Ersan played during the lockout.
John Henson, Bucks’ 2012 first round selection
Vernon Goodridge, free agent, played for Springfield Armor last year (averaged 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds a game), 6’9″, 220 pounds, 28 years old
Larry Sanders, Bucks’ 2010 first round selection
Xavier Gibson, undrafted free agent, 7’0″, 267 pounds, 23 years old, Florida State
Note: this most certainly is not the final roster, just what we know as of today. It seems as if the barrage of power forwards continues, even in the summer league. I’m sure we’ll be seeing both Henson and Sanders getting minutes at the center position.
Schedule (all times Central):
Monday July 16th, 9:30 PM — Milwaukee vs. New Orleans, Thomas & Mack Arena
Wednesday July 18, 3:00 PM — Milwaukee vs. Washington, COX Pavilion
Thursday July 19th, 9:00 PM — NBA D-League vs. Milwaukee, COX Pavilion
Saturday July 21st, 9:30 PM — Milwaukee vs. Boston, Thomas and Mack Arena
Sunday July 22, 3:00 PM — Chicago vs. Milwaukee, COX Pavilion
All 60 games of the league will be televised on NBA TV, including 39 live. We’ll keep you updated on the TV schedule for the Bucks as it is released.