According to Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation, three players who were on the Spurs roster through the 2011-12 season are among the 18 players the team will take to Las Vegas for Summer League play that will begin for on Sunday with a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Kawhi Leonard, the 2011-12 first-team All-Rookie selection who started 39 games at small forward last season, will be the team’s featured player in Las Vegas. He has been in Las Vegas for six days along with fellow Spur DeJuan Blair as a member of USA Basketball’s select team that has been scrimmaging against the U.S. Olympic team as it prepares for London.
Swing man James Anderson, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2010, point guard Cory Joseph, a first-rounder last season, Missouri guard Marcus Denmon, selected in the second round (59th overall) in this year's draft also are on the summer league roster.
Looking for additional big man for next season, the Spurs will get a look at seven-footer Alexis Ajinca, the French-born Ajinca has played 71 NBA games for three teams (Charlotte, Dallas and Toronto), averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in limited playing time.
Among other notable summer league signees include Eric Dawson, Ryan Richards, the club’s 2010 second-round pick (49th overall); and former Texas Longhorns big man Alexis Wangmene, who played one season at UT with Joseph.
The Spurs are to play five summer league games, concluding with a July 21 game against the Mavericks.
Jacque Vaughn will serve as head coach of the summer Spurs.
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