Lakers News: Team Announces Summer League Roster, Julius Randle Included
The 2014 NBA Summer League will get underway for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, July 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada at COX Pavilion against the Toronto Raptors.
On Tuesday, along with the start of a vital free agency period for the Lakers, the team released the roster of their Summer League squad.
Rookies Julius Randle (Kentucky) and Jordan Clarkson (Missouri) will join Kendall Marshall and Rodrigue Beaubois in Las Vegas. Along with the two veterans joining forces with the team’s top two draft picks, the Lakers also have the following players on the roster:
Xavier Gibson (Florida State), Anthony Ireland (Loyola Marymount), Jerome Jordan (Tulsa), DeAndre Kane (Iowa State), Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota), Kevin Murphy (Tennessee Tech), LaQuinton Ross (Ohio State), Roscoe Smith (UNLV) and Renaldo Woolridge (USC).
Nine rookies round out the roster with Beaubois being the seasoned veteran with four years NBA experience. Marshall has two years at the NBA level while Jordan and Murphy both have one year under their belts.
This roster is subject to change with Randle’s status still up in the air. Players like second-year forward Ryan Kelly could also be added to the roster along with other young players that might be signed.
With no head coach in place, the Lakers will have Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis as associate coaches along with assistants Tom Bialaszewski, Clay Moser and JJ Outlaw.
The Lakers are scheduled to play the Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans (July 13) and Golden State Warriors (July 14) before seeding for their fourth and fifth games.
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