Second-round draftee Jaden Hardy and second-year forward Moses Wright highlight the Mavericks’ roster that will participate in the NBA’s summer league July 7-17 in Las Vegas.
The Mavericks got Hardy with the 37th overall pick in a trade with Sacramento. The Henderson, Nev., native will be making his Mavericks’ summer debut just minutes away from where he went to high school.
Wright played four NBA games last season, three of them with the Mavericks, with whom he signed a two-way contract in February. The 6-9 Wright isn’t the only member of the summer-league roster with NBA experience. They also lured former Utah Jazz player Miye Oni, who has participated in 80 NBA games overall since being drafted in the second round by Golden State but was traded to Utah on draft night for cash.
In addition, they have Jalen Lecque (pronounced luh-Q), who has played sparingly in nine NBA games over the last two seasons for Phoenix and Indiana.
The Mavericks have signed 13 players to their summer roster, including China’s Guo Haowen, who played for the Shanghai Sharks last season and former Houston Cougar Justin Gorham (full roster below).
The Mavericks will convene Tuesday for their first summer practice. They will work out Wednesday and Thursday before heading to Las Vegas, where they open summer action on July 8 at 1 p.m., Dallas time, against Chicago’s summer team.
No. Name Pos. Ht. College/Country Born
3 Jaden Hardy G 6-4 NBA G League Ignite/USA 7/5/02
5 Moses Wright F 6-8 Georgia Tech/USA 12/23/98
19 Jerrick Harding G 6-1 Weber State/USA 4/13/98
20 Miye Oni G/F 6-5 Yale/USA 8/4/97
23 Alessandro Pajola G 6-4 Virtus Bologna/Italy 11/9/99
27 Derrick Alston Jr. F/G 6-9 Boise State/USA 9/17/97
28 Jalen Lecque G 6-4 Brewster Academy (NH)/USA 6/13/00
29 A.J. Lawson G 6-6 South Carolina/Canada 7/15/00
30 Marcus Bingham Jr. F 7-0 Michigan State/USA 7/14/00
31 Justin Gorham F 6-7 Houston/USA 8/6/98
32 David Collins G 6-4 Clemson/USA 5/31/98
39 Isaiah Brown F 6-7 Northern Iowa/USA 5/26/98
40 Guo Haowen G/F 6-8 Shanghai Sharks/China 1/31/00
Head Coach: Greg St. Jean (Wesleyan)
Assistant Coaches: Jared Dudley (Boston College), George Galanopoulos (Indiana), Quinton Crawford (Arizona), Darrell Armstrong (Fayetteville State), God Shammgod (Providence), Peter Patton (DePaul), Jordan Sears (Wesleyan), Max Hooper (Oakland), Pete Crawford (Minnesota-Duluth)
Friday, July 8 @Chicago 3 p.m. ESPNU
Monday, July 11 @Utah 9 p.m. NBA TV
Tuesday, July 12 Phoenix 9:30 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, July 14 @Milwaukee 7 p.m. ESPN