The Bulls Summer League roster has been released, and while it includes first round pick Doug McDermott and second round pick Cameron Bairstow, one name is conspicuously absent.
Nikola Mirotic, who will finally join the Bulls this season after three years of playing for Real Madrid, will not participate in the Vegas Summer League. I have more news on Mirotic, but you're going to have to check out Episode Two of BullsvilleTV for that.
Tony Snell, last year's first round pick, will also be playing in Vegas. Lance Thomas is the only other player with NBA experience who will be on the Bulls Summer League roster.
Bulls Summer League Roster
3 Doug McDermott F 6-8 225 01/03/92 Creighton
6 Kendall Williams G 6-4 180 07/03/91 New Mexico
8 Brandon Paul G 6-4 200 04/30/91 Illinois
11 Lazeric Jones G 6-1 187 08/11/90 UCLA
17 Billy Baron G 6-2 195 12/11/90 Canisius
20 Tony Snell G 6-7 215 11/10/91 New Mexico
25 Austin Freeman G 6-3 226 05/06/89 Georgetown
31 David Wear F 6-10 230 09/21/90 UCLA
35 Chad Posthumus C 6-11 265 02/12/91 Morehead State
41 Cameron Bairstow F 6-9 250 12/07/90 New Mexico
42 Lance Thomas F 6-8 225 04/24/88 Duke
54 Davante Gardner F/C 6-8 290 09/02/91 Marquette
The NBA went to a championship format for the Vegas Summer League last summer, and this season will also crown a champion. Each team will play three games before starting a tournament format, and all the teams that participate are guaranteed to play at least five games.
The complete schedule and tournament format can be found on the league's official Summer League website.
The Bulls Summer League schedule for the first three games is already set.
Bulls Summer League Schedule
July 12 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers Thomas and Mack Center
July 13 7:00 p.m. Denver Cox Pavilion
July 15 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Thomas and Mack Center
The Denver game will be broadcast live on NBA-TV. The Clippers game will be shown on a delayed basis on July 13 at 3 AM CDT on NBA-TV. The Minnesota game can be seen on NBA-TV on July 16 at 3 AM CDT.
For fans that don't have the patience to wait 8-12 hours to see the Bulls Summer League games, the entire schedule is available through a Summer League League Pass setup for $14.95, but it is only available online.
As for the players who will be on the Bulls Summer League roster, they are just hoping to get an invite to training camp. With the team already having three rookies (Mirotic, McDermott and Bairstow) on the regular season roster, I wouldn't expect any of the Bulls Summer League players to make the squad unless they just dominate in Vegas.