CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.
Bismack Biyombo, Kemba Walker, Byron Mullens and Cory Higgins will be joined by this year's first-round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and second-round draft pick Jeffery Taylor. The roster also includes four players who played overseas last season — Paris Horne, Othello Hunter, Hamady Ndiaye and Patrick Sullivan — and undrafted rookies Carlon Brown, Josh Owens and Ralph Sampson III.
Biyombo and Walker, last year's lottery picks, didn't play in the Summer League last year because of NBA lockout, so this gives them an opportunity to gain valuable experience.
Following a three-day mini-camp, the Bobcats will begin play on July 13. They will play five games.