Phoenix Suns announce 2019 Vegas Summer League roster

Jul 3, 2019, 10:51 AM | Updated: 9:57 pm

Elie Okobo, Jalen Lecque and Ray Spalding are on the Phoenix Suns' 2019 Vegas Summer League roster....

Elie Okobo, Jalen Lecque and Ray Spalding are on the Phoenix Suns' 2019 Vegas Summer League roster.

The Phoenix Suns released their 2019 NBA Summer League roster that will begin a run in Las Vegas against the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

The team includes second-year point guard Elie Okobo and forward Ray Spalding, both of whom played for Phoenix last season. Also on the roster is undrafted rookie Jalen Lecque, who signed a multi-year deal with Phoenix, and fellow point guard Jared Harper, who led Auburn to a Final Four berth this past college basketball season.

The Suns’ two first-round picks from last year’s draft, Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, are not on the roster having gained extensive experience in the starting lineups for the NBA squad in 2018-19.

Assistant coach Willie Green will be the team’s head coach.

Phoenix is expected to see a roster shakeup after its first game of the Vegas Summer League. On July 6, draft-day trades will go through that will formally allow No. 11 NBA Draft pick Cam Johnson and No. 24 overall selection Ty Jerome to join the Suns.

Johnson, a forward out of North Carolina, was acquired after Phoenix traded down from its No. 6 spot in the draft to acquire power forward Dario Saric from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected Jarrett Culver with the Suns’ first-round pick.

Jerome, a Virginia product, was drafted by the Boston Celtics, who will trade the guard and center Aron Baynes to the Suns for a future first-round choice originally owned by the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Suns could have their two first-round picks available for a Sunday night game against the New York Knicks.

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