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Turkish center Semih Erden on summer league roster

Posted By Paul Flannery On July 2, 2010 @ 3:04 pm In General | No Comments

The Celtics announced their roster for the Orlando Summer League and there is a very intriguing name on it: Turkish center Semih Erden.

Danny Ainge suggested before the draft that the time may be right for Erden to play in the NBA. The Celtics have held his rights since selecting him late in the second round of the 2008 draft. Erden could have a role on the 2010-11 Celtics, who are starved for height.

Erden will be joined by Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette, who joined the team late in the season. Their contracts are not guaranteed for next season and a strong showing in the summer league is a first step toward earning a roster spot.

Second round pick Luke Harangody will also play, but first round pick Avery Bradley will not. He will have a scope performed on his left ankle and is scheduled to be out six to eight weeks.

Here’s the full roster with games scheduled to begin Monday.

NO. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College

41 Jaycee Carroll G 6’2 180 Utah State

50 Semih Erden C 7’0 240 Turkey

27 Tony Gaffney F 6’8 215 Massachusetts

45 Rodney Green G 6’5 190 La Salle

55 Luke Harangody F 6’8 255 Notre Dame

46 Matt Janning G 6’4 198 Northeastern

60 Vyacheslav Kravstov C 7’0 270 Ukraine

40 Oliver Lafayette G 6’2 190 Houston

56 Art Parkahouski C 6’11 260 Radford

47 DeShawn Sims F 6’8 225 Michigan

48 Ryan Thompson G 6’6 220 Rider

49 Ryan Wittman F 6’7 215 Cornell


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