The NBA Finals ended only two weekends ago. The NBA Draft was just last week. And now, NBA Pro Summer League is here. The Los Angeles Clippers are going to Orlando, and their roster and schedule is now available:
As you can see, the Clippers have all of the 2016, 2015, and 2014 draft selections on this summer’s roster. They’ll begin competing on Saturday, July 2 against the Miami Heat.
Here’s a quick rundown of the roster, beginning with the drafted Clippers who ideally would start together:
– PG Michineau was the 39th pick in the draft, and he would be the first foreign-born Clippers rookie that did not play at a United States college or university since 2005-2006 (Yaroslav Korolev, Boniface N’Dong).
– SG Wilcox will be 26 years old in December. Jordan Clarkson, a 2016 restricted free agent and the 46th pick in the same draft that Wilcox was a 1st-round pick, turned 24 this month.
– SF Dawson played 29 minutes for the Clippers as a rookie this past season and 29 games in the D-League.
– PF Johnson should be hoping he doesn’t have the same fate with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers as 2011 first-round PF JaJuan Johnson had with Rivers in Boston.
– C Stone is the only teenager on the team.
– Andrews dropped 47 points against Washington State this past March.
– Hamilton worked out for the Clippers the Monday before the 2016 NBA Draft.
– Hunter played in the Drew League last weekend, helping previously winless C.A.B.C. to their first win of the season.
– O’Neale played in the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues last year for the Boston Celtics.
– Stiemsma is 30 years old now, and he spent his first NBA season with the Rivers-coached Celtics in 2011-2012.
– Thomas played in Germany this past year and was on one of Orlando’s Summer League teams last year.
– Washburn is the son of 1986 3rd overall pick Chris Washburn, who was featured recently in a piece by The Undefeated.
– Washpun made the game-winner in the Missouri Valley title game vs. Evansville to send Northern Iowa to the NCAA Tournament, where he was also part of Northern Iowa’s epic meltdown against Texas A&M.
For the third straight summer, the Clippers will be coached this summer by O’Connor.