The NBA draft is over and there were still plenty of guys that went undrafted. To my pleasant surprise, Andre Roberson from Colorado went from being thought of an undrafted free agent, to a second round pick to actually getting selected 26th and will be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Can he be their Kenneth Faried? Glad to see Roberson and Colton Iverson, from CSU, both get drafted.
The Nuggets have added three players that will play on their Summer League roster and battle for training camp invites, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.
Undrafted free agent C.J. Harris will sign with the Denver Nuggets.
Undrafted free agent C.J. Harris will sign with the Denver Nuggets.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 28, 2013
Undrafted free agent Richard Howell will sign with the Denver Nuggets.
Undrafted free agent Richard Howell will sign with the Denver Nuggets.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 28, 2013
Rich Howell: He is an undersized power forward who played at NC State for four seasons and averaged a double-double last year: 12.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. He stands 6'7" and weighs 250 pounds. He made Scott Schroeder's list for "Top 15 undrafted players available":
It has to be disappointing to Wolfpack fans that neither Howell or the aforementioned Leslie was able to get drafted on Thursday night. Both have a good chance of showing up in training camp, though, as the undersized Howell's NBA strength and ability to rebound (10.9 rebounds this season, 3.7 on the offensive end) should make him a prime candidate for looks.
Howell ranked out as the No. 62 player on Draft Express' Top 100.
CJ Harris: He averaged 15 points in his senior season for Wake Forest to go along with shooting 43% from three-point range and 84% from the free throw line. Those are two areas where the Nuggets are definitely looking to improve. Harris is 22 years-old and stands 6'2" and will likely need to transition into a point guard to have a shot in the NBA. I talked with Harris when he was in Denver working out for the team - check it out here.
Harris ranked No. 87 on Draft Express' best seniors.
Ramon Galloway: Another senior - out of La Salle (he played two seasons at South Carolina as well). He's an excellent three point shooter and shot 44% as a junior and 41% as a senior for La Salle and took 5.0 threes as a junior and 6.7 attempts as a senior. He's 6'1" and 174 pounds at 22 years old.
Galloway helped lead his team to three victories in the NCAA tournament this past season. He had 21 points in a win over Boise State, 19 points against No. 4 Kansas State, and 24 points against Ole Miss. He scored 11 points against Wichita State in the team's 72-58 loss in the Sweet 16. Love guys that show up for big games and he had three really good games during March Madness.
Draft Express ranked him as the No. 42 senior in the draft.
And for good measure - check out more Erick Green highlights ... coming soon to an arena near you!
And perhaps some Joffrey Lauvergne as well:
Will be playing with Denver in the summer league!!
Will be playing with Denver in the summer league!!— Kyle Barone (@KB33_) June 29, 2013
Travis Releford out of Kansas will play for the Nuggets too: click here.
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