Latest News, NBA / Sep 12, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime’s Official Vegas “Lockout League” Roster Breakdown

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

It’s safe to say that the lockout has definitely left its mark on the basketball world already. After word broke that the NBA was cancelling all NBA summer leagues, my heart was crushed. The fact that the rookies won’t initially be in NBA 2K12 has me convinced that they are taking this lockout thing a little too far, but that’s beside the point. A couple weeks ago we informed you about the “Lockout League” that will be taking place this fall out in Las Vegas. Why they didn’t think of this idea sooner is beyond me. It’s too bad that the games won’t be televised because the rosters look extremely intriguing. Unless you’ll be living the fast life in Sin City this fall, these lineups will have to serve as eye candy for now. And with that, here is Dime’s official roster breakdown of all eight teams.

Team A
Sebastian Telfair
James Anderson
Kawhi Leonard
Malcolm Lee
Larry Hughes
Marreese Speights
Melvin Ely

This group is an athletic handful of guys. Rumor is that Leonard is only playing for a week though. His presence will definitely be missed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lee take the driver’s seat on this team. Someone’s gotta put the ball in the basket and it looks like this group will be looking at Lee to carry the weight. Telfair is the only real PG, so he’ll have to do his best to be the captain of this ship.

Team B
Derek Fisher
Armon Johnson
Josh Selby
Tony Allen
Xavier Silas
Coby Karl
Jeremy Evans
Al Harrington
Stephen Jackson
Gary Forbes
Derrick Caracter

Team B is very deep, experienced and well rounded. Fish, Allen, Harrington and Jackson will make it their duty to put some of the younger competition through hell defensively. There are also a few younger guys on this team who have something to prove, especially guys like Caracter, Silas and Karl. One player to keep your eyes on is Selby. If you caught a glimpse of the work he’s been putting in this summer, I’m sure you already know why.

Team C
Kyle Lowry
Jared Dudley
Courtney Lee
Alan Anderson
Hakim Warrick
Austin Daye
Channing Frye

This is a very well-rounded team from top to bottom. Look for Lowry to take control of this group. They’ve got some long-range snipers with Dudley, Frye and Lee, so putting up points shouldn’t be difficult for these guys. Hopefully some of Warrick’s tenacity down low can rub off on Daye. Don’t sleep on Anderson, either.

Team D
Chauncey Billups
Iman Shumpert
Damon Jones
Roger Mason Jr.
Jamaal Tinsley
Shawne Williams
Jermaine O’Neal

Team D will definitely be looking a lot older and slower than the others. With Billups and O’Neal both coming off of injuries, and Tinsley and Mason Jr. fighting to stay relevant, Team D will have a hard time keeping up with some of the younger, more athletic rosters. Last I heard, Jones was dabbling in construction this summer. Hopefully that’s not a reflection of what he’ll be bringing to the table this fall. Needless to say, all eyes will be on Shumpert. Since most Knick fans don’t know how to feel about him, he’s definitely going to be playing with something to prove this fall as well.

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  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    So excited… for anything!

  • stefan

    aren’t more player going to join?

  • First & Foremost

    Without reading the rest of the article…

    LARRY HUGHES QUALIFIES FOR THIS?!?!?!?!?

  • First & Foremost

    As of now, Teams C & E will see each other in the finals. However, if team E can get that one lightskinned forward who was just aight last year, they might run away with this.

    If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Austin Daye. He’s like a lower-middleclass Kevin Durant.

    Not overly impressed by the lineups but for what it is and how quickly it was put together, it will suffice.

    How many magazines do I need to buy to get live blogs of these games?

  • Me

    someone’s GOTTA find a way to view this. ESPN, online, Ray-Ray an’ nem live streaming from a webcam, whatever.

  • Hot Fiyah

    Who wants to book a room at the Mirage with me?

  • Thomas

    NBA like basketball and Vegas … im going to skip honeymoon.

  • KCL

    I have a feeling that a lot of players are gonna suck despite you hyping them up like they’re all awesome. I’m glad there’s basketball but it’s not gonna be good basketball defense will be nonexistent with some of the names on the teams hope it’s televised

  • DK

    Buck Wells–Muncie’s Own… unstoppable.

  • Ed

    Where is Juan Dixon???

  • Mike Auf

    Pumped for the return of Damon Jones

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    Man Bonzi Wells is gonna kill them young boys he has something to prove. I also think Jamaal Tinsley will play well.

  • deagletime

    BG and DJ need to step up and play for Team E (aka Clippers)