The Suns have picked a 12-member team to take part in a summer league for young pros in Las Vegas.
Heading the team are veteran point guard Leandro Barbosa and Dijon Thompson, the team’s second-round draft pick.
Also participating will be Harold Jamison, a 6-foot-9 forward with two years of NBA experience, plus rookies Stephen Graham, a 6-6 forward from Oklahoma State; Lucas Tischer, a 6-9 forward from Brazil; Tim Bowers, a 6-2 guard from Mississippi State; Lynn Greer, a 6-1 guard from Temple; Michael Haynes, a 6-8, guard/forward from Fordham; Nick Jacobson, a 6-4 guard from Utah; Mindaugas Kaelynas, a 6-9 forward from Tennessee Chattanooga; Ron Slay, a 6-8 forward from Tennessee and Brandon Kurtz, a 6-10 center from Tulsa.
Some of these players may be invited to training camp in October in Tucson.
The Suns will play six games, starting today and finishing on July 15.
The final three games will be televised on a tape-delay basis on NBA TV.
BONUS SHOTS: Lonnie Jones, thought to be one of the better prospects lined up by the Suns this summer, will not join the summer league team. Jones, a 7-foot, shot-blocking center from Ball State, has an ankle problem and strep throat. He could be invited to join the Suns’ informal workouts in September. . . .
No face-to-face meetings with Joe Johnson, a restricted free agent, are planned, Suns president Bryan Colangelo said. It’s possible the Suns already have made an offer to Johnson. Colangelo declined to comment on the matter.