Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer League Roster

With all of the NBA Draft particulars put to bed, we're now able to put out the roster for the Trail Blazers Las Vegas Summer League squad.


# Name Pos Ht Wt Yrs Birthdate From
88 Nicolas Batum F/G 6-8 190 R 12/14/88 France
4 Jerryd Bayless G 6-3 200 R 8/20/88 Arizona
40 Josh Davis F 6-8 235 3 8/10/80 Wyoming
0 Chris Ellis F 6-9 280 R 3/5/84 Wake Forest
18 Morris Finley G 5-11 175 R 8/2/81 Alabama-Birmingham
42 Eddy Fobbs C 6-11 240 R 9/17/80 Sam Houston St.
51 Steven Hill C 7-0 245 R 11/14/85 Arkansas
28 Petteri Koponen G 6-4 195 R 4/13/88 Finland
30 David Lucas F 6-8 246 R 5/14/82 OregonSt.
50 Aleks Maric F 6-11 275 R 10/22/84 Nebraska
6 J.R. Pinnock G 6-5 207 R 12/11/83 George Washington
21 Bernard Robinson G/F 6-6 225 3 12/26/80 Michigan
31 Brandon Robinson F 6-8 215 R 4/15/81 Auburn
17 Jon Stefansson G 6-5 200 R 9/21/82 Iceland

*Monty Williams is the head coach of the Trail Blazers' 2008 NBA Summer League Team

Some old and new names on the list. Batum, Bayless and Koponen probably end up getting the most playing time. Chris Ellis has some serious post game and is a Blazers Summer League stalwart. Maurice Lucas' boy, David, is cut from the same mold as his dad and is another nice post option.

You have to figure Jon Stefansson will be the only Icelandic playing in Summer League, and we know Petteri Koponen is the only Finnish player whose rights are owned by an NBA team. Much international flavor.

I'll be learning more about these guys as I follow the team to Las Vegas, so be on the lookout for that.

24 comments:

BRoyFTW said...

Don't know if it's my browser but there is a big black space in between the head line and the roster list. I guess it's true there will be no Ike.

Magma2k said...

I love me some Josh Davis baby! Casey - you're going to like his game...pretty high-flyer for a white-guy! I used to play ball (and get killed) by him at The Hoop back in the day in Salem!

Michael said...

No Joel Freeland?

magma2k said...

Yeah Casey, what is the scoop on no 'lil Joel' Freeland?

Casey Holdahl said...

Joel Freeland is under contract with Gran Canaria of the Spanish ACB League, and thus, the Blazers must get permission for him to play in Summer League. I'm told that the team is working on getting an agreement in place, but there's no guarantee that will get figured out in time.

blzrfn1 said...

David Lucas.... I love it!! :)

mike said...

no G.O.???

pdxevents said...

David Lucas fresh of another great season in the IBL(iblhoopsonline.com)! He's lead the league in scoring two straight years; I'm glad he's getting a chance to show his skills at the next level. He did a great job with the Portland Chinooks (myspace.com/portlandchinooks)!

magma2k said...

Mike -

G.O. was listed as a projected starter for next year by Nate (see OLive blog) and won't be cleared by the team for scrimmaging until August I think it was...

Xoddam32 said...

Yea what's the Deal with no Oden?

benjiman said...

great to see lucas in there!!

benjiman said...

great to see Lucas in there!

Andrézinho said...

Rudy Fernandez?

Casey Holdahl said...

That's right, not Greg Oden and no Rudy Fernandez. Oden is still workig on his rehab. I don't think the team wants to chance his recovery by playing in Summer League.

Rudy is playing for the Spanish National Team in the Olympics, which is why he won't be participating. The competition in the Olympics is better than that of Summer League, so he's getting more out of playing for Spain than he would playing in Las Vegas.

- The Rock - said...

Too bad..i thought I will Oden dominate in the Summer League beofre dominating in the regualr season. But it's good to see good talents as well like Bayless and others..

- Portland will shock the NBA...
- '09 NBA Champs

Place for residents of Beechwood Farms, Cincinnati, OH said...

NBA.com is not reporting Bayless on the summer league roster, I found this odd. I suspect NBA.com has made the error?

vin said...

Blazers are gonna be really good next season. But the Clippers struck gold! Baron Davis and Zach Randolph!!

BRoyFTW said...

I heard KP himself hesitantly say that it was a possibility that Oden could play. It was more like him saying that it isn't totally out of the question but we don't want to take any risks. It really sucks we have to wait until November to see anything.

I guess Summer League in Vegas is more for guards to showcase what kind of game they have. Hope Bayless, Batum, and Koponen really show shine. Greg Oden said that Chris Ellis is a beast. I hoe to see that out there too.

Blazer003 said...

They probably just haven't updated since the trade was made official.

Andrew (the truth) said...

I am want David Lucas on that team. He has a lot of heart and is a hard worker. I high school he barley got off the bench. Then he walks on at Oregon State and becomes a star. He should make the team.

John said...

What's the deal? I see Von Wafer on the Knicks. When did that happen? Did we get anything for him? Break the story for me would you Casey?

ScolattiShow said...

vin said...

Blazers are gonna be really good next season. But the Clippers struck gold! Baron Davis and Zach Randolph!!
July 12, 2008 10:07 PM


what?? zach randolph? are you on crack...when did they get him?

Motivation said...

Jr pinnock nice player, and good shooter when he gets his looks.. hope he makes the real roster and have agreat summer league

Andrew said...

agree with motivation, Pinnock is solid.