Several players with NBA experience, plus second-round draft pick Isaiah Roby, highlight the Mavericks’ summer roster that will take part in the MGM Resorts Summer League starting July 5 in Las Vegas.
Kostas Antetokounmpo and Daryl Macon, both of whom spent 2018-19 on two-way contracts with the Mavericks, will be joined by former Mav Antonius Cleveland on the 14-man roster. Mike Weinar, an assistant to Rick Carlisle, will serve as head coach of the team with Mike Shedd, God Shammgod and Jenny Boucek assisting.
Roby was the 45th pick in the draft last week, originally taken by Detroit. The Mavericks worked a trade with the Pistons to give up the 36th pick in exchange for Roby and two future second round picks.
Roby, who came out of Nebraska as a junior, averaged 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds last season. The 6-8 forward often had to play center for the Cornhuskers.
In addition to Roby and the NBA holdovers, the Mavericks will have a lot of international flavor on their summer roster with New Zealand guard Finn Delany, Lebanon guard Wael Arakji, Canada swingman Dyshawn Pierre and Senegal 7-footer Youssou Ndoye.
The Mavericks will open the 11-day event on Friday, July 5, against Brooklyn’s summer team at 6 p.m., Dallas time. All 30 NBA teams will field squads, along with international teams from China and Croatia.
Following the preliminary round, the top eight teams will be seeded in a tournament. Teams that do not qualify for the tournament will each play a consolation game. Every team will play at least five games and as many as seven.
All games will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. NBA TV will carry the Mavericks’ showdowns with the Nets, Rockets and Kings, while ESPNU will broadcast Dallas’ matchup with Croatia.
Before the team makes the trip to Las Vegas, a mini camp will be held at the Mavericks’ practice facility in Dallas from July 1-4.