The Cleveland Cavaliers will their summer league roster began playing in the Las Vegas Summer League beginning Tuesday. Going into his third season with Cleveland, power forward J.J. Hickson is scheduled to play as is forward Danny Green, who just finished his rookie season with the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers 2009 first-round pick, forward Christian Eyenga of the Congo, is also listed on the roster. The 6-foot-5 Eyenga didn’t play last season after deciding to remain overseas and play.
The team also has some familiar names like Rashard McCants, who starred on the 2004 national championship for North Carolina and rookies Jerome Dyson of Connecticut and Manny Harris of Michigan.
Erie BayHawks coach John Treloar is also working as an assistant for the Cavaliers, who are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks along with the Toronto Raptors.
Two things to notice about the schedule is the Cavaliers play against the Miami Heat, who LeBron James chose to sign with instead of the Cavaliers earlier this week, and the Milwaukee Bucks, who have Darnell Jackson, a player Cleveland let go this past season. Jackson is scheduled to play for the Bucks this summer.
Their schedule is as follows: Tuesday vs. NBA D-League*, 6 p.m. EST (COX Pavilion); Wednesday -vs. Phoenix , 8:30 p.m. (Thomas & Mack); Friday vs. Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (Thomas & Mack); Saturday vs. Miami*, 6 p.m. * (COX Pavilion); Sunday, July 18 vs. Milwaukee*, 4 (COX Pavilion). *denotes game will air live on NBA TV.
Roster (As of July 11, 2010)
12 Jerome Dyson (6-4, 190, G) Connecticut (R)
15 Christian Eyenga (6-5, 210, G/F) Congo (R)
36 Marquis Gilstrap (6-7, 215, F) Iowa State (R)
14 Danny Green (6-6, 210, G/F) North Carolina
16 Manny Harris (6-5, 185, G) Michigan (R)
21 J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242, F) North Carolina State
9 Aaron Jackson (6-4, 185, G) Duquesne (R)
48 Nathan Jawai (6-10, 282, C) South Carolina
8 Pooh Jeter (5-11, 175, G) Portland (R)
50 Maciej Lampe (6-11, 275, F) Poland
10 Rashad McCants (6-4, 215, G) North Carolina
30 Tasmin Mitchell (6-7, 240, F) LSU (R)
24 David Monds (6-8, 240, F) Oklahoma State (R)
40 Jared Reiner (6-11, 255, C) Iowa
Head coach: Paul Pressey
Assistants: Kornel David, Melvin Hunt, Chris Jent, Neal Meyer, Joe Prunty, John Treloar
Assistant coach/strength and conditioning coordinator: Stan Kellers