There are no real surprises on the roster, other than second round draft pick forward Ryan Kelly is officially listed on the roster, despite reports that he will not actually play for the team due to his recovery from off-season foot surgery. However, there are a few familiar faces and names, with fan-favorite center Robert Sacre leading the way, along with former Laker summer league team member Chris Douglas-Roberts, who looks to try and make the team again this year after being one of the last cuts the Lakers made last year.
2013 LOS ANGELES LAKERS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
|NO.||NAME||POS||HT||WT||DOB||COLLEGE/LAST TEAM/HOME COUNTRY||PRO|
|4||Lester Hudson||G||6-3||190||08/07/84||Tennessee-Martin/Austin Toros/USA||3|
|16||Travis Hyman||C||7-0||210||07/12/87||Bowie St./L.A. D-Fenders/USA||R|
|7||Marcus Landry||F||6-7||225||11/01/85||Wisconsin/Reno Bighorns/USA||2|
|8||D.J. Seeley||G||6-4||195||11/28/89||Cal State Fullerton/USA||R|
|19||Josh Selby||G||6-2||195||03/27/91||Kansas/Maine Red Claws/USA||2|
|10||Michael Snaer||G||6-5||202||06/21/90||Florida St./USA||R|
|12||Drew Viney||F||6-8||210||09/17/88||Loyola Marymount/Orleans (France)/USA||R|
|15||Mitchall Watt||F||6-10||225||12/14/89||Buffalo/Hapoel Gilboa Galil/USA||R|
|HEAD COACH: Dan D’Antoni (Marshall)|
|ASSISTANT COACHES: Larry Lewis (Morehouse), Mark Madsen (Stanford), Clay Moser (Wisconsin-La Crosse)|
|ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Marco Nunez (Cal Poly Pomona), Nina Hsieh (Cal State Fullerton)|
Of the 15 players on the roster, only Sacre, CDR, Kelly, and potentially point guard Josh Selby and rookie shooting guard Michael Snaer have legitimate shots of challenging for a roster spot when training camp finally does roll around.
The Lakers’ summer league team will play three guaranteed games, against the Cavs, Trail Blazers, and Clippers, prior to the “playoffs,” where seeding will be determined by the team’s record.
2013 LAKERS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
|1||Friday||July 12||Cleveland||5:00pm||COX Pavilion|
|2||Sunday||July 14||Portland||3:30pm||Thomas & Mack Center|
|3||Monday||July 15||Clippers||5:00pm||COX Pavilion|
|4&5||To be determined after seeding|
This year’s team looks to be much improved over last year’s summer league team, which struggled mightily throughout the summer league circuit.
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