I'm not sure if we completely knew this beforehand but it is official that the Philadelphia 76ers will be represented this summer in the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League in Orlando, FL. The best part about this news? They are generating an entire team! No more of this sharing a roster nonsense with the Nets like last year. So now we'll get to see our young prospects on the floor without looking over and finding Chris Douglas-Roberts jacking up contested shots left and right.
Check out the entire schedule over at the Pride of Bismarck's page (Ridiculous Upside). Also make your way over there for updates on the New Jersey workouts currently taking place which the Sixers are attending. Maybe some light will be shed on whether a second round pick is anywhere in our future.
The Sixers will participate in the first game of the event July 5 against their teammates from last year. Other teams participating in the Orlando summer league are, of course, the Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
After the jump see which players I feel should be on the roster for the summer league squad.
1. Jrue Holiday
2. Jodie Meeks
3. Thaddeus Young
4. Marreese Speights
5. Jason Smith
6. Lou Williams (although I doubt he'll want to participate considering he's getting MVP this season)
7. Insert 1st round pick here (Evan Turner? Derrick Favors?)
8. Insert possible 2nd round pick here (Trevor Booker? - this of course hoping they purchase one or ship Willie's bum in exchange)