Suns draft picks highlight summer league roster
July 9, 2012: Suns announce Las Vegas summer league roster
Markieff Morris missed out on an NBA summer of play and instruction following his selection by the Suns in the draft last season because of the lockout. He will benefit this offseason, however.
Morris and this year's first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall are apart of the 15-man Suns summer league roster.
There will be a team dinner Tuesday and then three days of two-a-day workouts at US Airways Center before the games begin in Las Vegas.
Here is the five-game schedule:
July 15 vs. Knicks
July 17 vs. Cavaliers
July 18 vs. Hornets
July 20 vs. NBA D-League
July 21 vs. Grizzlies
Here is the rest of the roster:
Diante Garrett G, 6-4 Iowa State
Matt Gatens G, 6-5 Iowa
Matt Howard F, 6-8 Butler
Akos Keller C, 6-9 Hungary
Marcus Landry F, 6-7 Wisconsin
David Lighty G, 6-6 Ohio State
Tasmin Mitchell F, 6-6 LSU
Patrick O'Bryant C, 7-0 Bradley
Doron Perkins G, 6-3 Santa Clara
Jacob Pullen G, 6-0 Kansas State
DeShawn Sims F, 6-8 Michigan
PJ Tucker F, 6-6 Texas
Erving Walker G, 5-8 Florida
Landry, O'Bryant and Tucker have limited NBA experience.
Landry signed with the Suns last year but was waived before the season started.
O'Bryant may be the most interesting of the bunch. The 26-year-old was the 9th overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Golden State Warriors. He may have a chance to land permanently with the Suns depending on what happens with restricted free agent Robin Lopez.
Meanwhile, Gatens recently worked out twice for the Suns but went undrafted. Howard played on the Suns summmer league team last season.
Dan Majerle will serve as head coach for the fourth-straight season. He'll be assisted by Noel Gillespie.