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Friends, the Wolves’ stint at the Las Vegas NBA Summer League begins next Monday (the schedule is right here) and our Puppies have released their roster.  And although, despite my promises, Ryan Hollins’s aggro spazzitude will not be in attendance, it should be pretty weird anyway.  Here it is:

TIMBERWOLVES SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
NO PLAYER POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE NBA Exp.
5 Mo Charlo F 6-7 210 07/22/83 Nevada R
19 Wayne Ellington G 6-4 200 11/29/87 North Carolina 1
10 Jonny Flynn G 6-0 185 02/06/89 Syracuse 1
32 Lazar Hayward F 6-6 225 11/26/86 Marquette R
24 Damian Johnson* F 6-7 205 03/09/87 Minnesota R
4 Wesley Johnson F 6-7 205 07/11/87 Syracuse 1
13 Patrick O’Bryant C 7-0 260 06/20/86 Bradley 4
12 Jeremy Pargo G 6-2 220 03/07/86 Gonzaga R
8 Cedric Simmons F 6-9 235 01/03/86 North Carolina State 3
6 Jamar Smith G 6-3 190 04/07/87 Southern Indiana R
34 Greg Stiemsma C 6-11 260 09/26/85 Wisconsin R
33 Deon Thompson F 6-9 245 09/16/88 North Carolina R
20 Lawrence Westbrook* G 6-0 195 01/17/88 Minnesota R

*Competing for the final two roster spots

For me, the most intriguing player, assuming he makes the team, is the U of Minnesota’s Damian Johnson. Johnson is a long-limbed, sad-faced kid who made up for his lack of strength and offensive skill by defending like a total maniac. He’s probably not big or athletic or skilled enough to play in the Association but I always enjoyed watching him in college; I would guess that he’ll bring some serious energy to the floor in Vegas. Let’s see what happens.