Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer League team & schedule

Preparation began in earnest Monday afternoon for a number of hopefuls looking to hook on with the Mavericks next season. The spots are more secure for some than others, as summer league practices opened at American Airlines Center.

“There are a lot of things that can happen between now and the end of October,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “I lived it firsthand as a third-round pick that unexpectedly made it.”

The team will play 11 games total at the NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports (Las Vegas) and Rocky Mountain Revue (Salt Lake City) beginning July 11 and running through July 25. Rick Carlisle’s assistant Dwane Casey will coach the Vegas entry. He will be assisted by Terry Stotts, Mario Elie and Popeye Jones.

The games start Friday against the L.A. Clippers (7 p.m. CT) and all five NBA Summer League games will be broadcast nationally on NBATV. Locally, KTXA-21 will broadcast the first three games live, while the last two will run at 7 p.m. CT on tape delay. Revue games will not be televised.

The summer league entry will be made up from the 17 bodies who attended the first workout, with 11 players confirmed. Practices will run all week before the coaching staff decides on the 12-14 headed for Las Vegas.

The team includes recent free-agent signing Gerald Green, 2008 second-round pick Shan Foster, and 2007 picks Reyshawn Terry and Ronnie Seibutis. The team also features NBA veterans Richie Frahm, Keith McLeod, Yaroslav Korolev, James Singleton, Pape Sow and Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former Maverick.

Read the scouting report on some of these guys, and check out the confirmed roster and schedule in the Summer League preview at

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