Joey's in, Jamario's not with Summer League team
A wee bit of a surprise, maybe, that Joey Graham is on the Raptor summer league team that's just been announced and that Jamario Moon isn't.
The thinking behind Moon, I'm told be people in the organization, is that he's played more than enough summer league-calibre games in his career and he needs to be spending the time working on technical aspects of the game, which he can get on his own and working with various Raptor coaches and conditioning gurus than he can playing five or six games in Vegas.
Graham, though, needs games, he needs to make better, quicker decisions when he gets the ball in the heat of action and that's why he'll be out there.
The roster also includes Hassan Adams, who I'm now told won't officially sign his Raptor contract until tomorrow.
Oh, and there's a Bosh on the team, as you'll notice. And John Lucas III gets his chance to impress enough to get an invite to the real training camp in October. It'll be he and Daniel Ewing who'll be handling the point guard duties in Vegas.
One name that's not on the list is Nathan Jawai, but not to worry. He's not officially a Raptor until July 9 when the trade with Indy goes down and he'll be added to the summer league team as soon as he's officially Toronto's property, I'm hearing.
Here's the roster we just got:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth Date School/Country
Hassan Adams F 6-4 220 06/20/84 Arizona
Deji Akindele C 6-10 240 04/03/83 Chicago State
Sean Banks F 6-8 210 01/20/85 Memphis
Rod Benson C 6-10 235 10/10/84 California
Joel Bosh F 6-7 185 03/11/86 Alabama State
Coleman Collins F 6-9 236 06/22/86 Virginia Tech
Daniel Ewing G 6-3 185 03/26/83 Duke
Thomas Gardner F 6-5 213 02/08/85 Missouri
C.J. Giles C 6-11 240 09/25/85 Oregon State
Joey Graham F 6-7 225 06/11/82 Oklahoma State
John Lucas G 5-11 165 11/21/82 Oklahoma State