Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stacked at Summer League

Rick Carlisle has joked a few times that this summer league team shouldn’t lose a game. He’s not trying to put any extra pressure on Dwane Casey, who’ll head up the team that’s headed for Las Vegas later today.

“We feel like personnel and talent wise that we’re going to have as good a team out there,” Carlisle said. “I expect us to win games. Whether or not we’ll win every game, I don’t know that but we should be very good.”

He’s just being realistic looking at a roster that features a number of NBA vets like former dunk champ Gerald Green, hustling forward James Singleton, sharp-shooting Richie Frahm and steady point guard Keith McLeod. There’s also the promising second-round contingent of Shan Foster, Ronnie Seibutis and Reyshawn Terry.

“We have seven guys out here with NBA experience, so you’d have to say they’re serious prospects,” Carlisle added. “We’ve also got one draft choice and two guys that were on our radar that were undrafted. So there are ten or eleven guys out here that we feel are great NBA prospects.

“There’s opportunity here because of our roster is in flux so it’s an exciting situation if you’re in their shoes. It’s exciting for us too because we get a chance to evaluate.”

To check out the full 15-man roster and schedule, visit Summer League Central 2008 at

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