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Memphis Grizzlies 2013 Summer League Roster and Schedule

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The Grizzlies have announced their 2013 Summer League Roster. It includes both 2013 draft picks and four guys who played for the Grizzlies last season. It should be a lot of fun to watch.


The Memphis Grizzlies announced their 2013 Las Vegas Summer League Roster today, which includes four players that were on the Grizzlies roster last season: Tony Wroten, Donté Green, Jon Leuer, and Willie Reed. Rookie draft picks Jamaal Franklin and Janis Timma are also on the roster.

One non-Grizzlies player that made the roster that's worth keeping an eye on is Vander Blue. The Grizzlies liked Blue in the draft process, and he can score in bunches when he's hot. He also has a decent three-point stroke. Depending on how he performs, he is someone the Grizzlies could look at signing either now or down the road to add scoring to the roster. Blue might never be a Grizzly, but he certainly merits being watched closely.

Current Grizzlies assistant Bob Thornton will coach the team. On this note, how great would it be if Billy Bob Thornton was the one that showed up to coach the team?

Memphis Grizzlies 2013 Summer League Roster

12 Vander Blue G 6'5" 197 7/17/92 Marquette Marquette R
23 Laurence Bowers F 6'8" 223 4/19/90 Missouri Missouri R
45 Jack Cooley F/C 6'9" 244 4/4/91 Notre Dame Notre Dame R
22 Jamaal Franklin G 6'5" 191 7/21/91 San Diego State San Diego State R
13 Donté Green F 6'11" 226 2/21/88 Syracuse Memphis Grizzlies 5
10 Darington Hobson G/F 6'7" 210 9/29/87 New Mexico Santa Cruz Warriors 2
54 Matt Howard F 6'8" 230 1/23/89 Butler Chorale de Boanne Basket R
30 Jon Leuer F 6'10" 230 5/14/89 Wisconsin Memphis Grizzlies 2
3 Willie Reed F/C 6'10" 220 5/16/90 Saint Louis Memphis Grizzlies 1
24 Gerald Robinson G 6'1" 177 2/10/89 Georgia Stella Artois Leuven Bears R
2 Janis Timma F 6'7" 226 7/2/92 --- BK Ventspils R
1 Tony Wroten G 6'6" 210 4/13/93 Washington Memphis Grizzlies 1
Summer League Head Coach: Bob Thornton (California-Irvine)

Summer League Assistant Coaches: Lloyd Pierce (Santa Clara)
Duane Ticknor (South Dakota)
Jason March (Florida State)
Steve Jones (UNLV)

Head Athletic Trainer: Drew Graham (Ohio State)

Assistant Athletic Trainier/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jim Scholler (North Florida)

Equipment Manager: Charles Sweeney (Memphis)

Saturday, 7/13 vs. Chicago - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 7/14 vs. Cleveland - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/16 vs. Phoenix - 7:30 p.m.

After the Grizzlies three preliminary games, they will enter into a tournament-style schedule where an NBA Summer League Champion will be crowned for the first time ever on Monday, July 22.