Draft picks help stock sum­mer ros­ter

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nick Kos­mider Nick Kos­mider: 303-954-1516, nkos­mider@denverpost.com or @nick­kos­mider

Juan­cho Her­nan­gomez, Ma­lik Beasley and draft picks Tyler Ly­don and Monte Mor­ris will head­line the Nuggets’ sum­mer league ros­ter in Las Ve­gas, which was an­nounced by the team Fri­day.

The Nuggets open play July 7 against Hous­ton at Cox Pav­il­ion on the UNLV cam­pus. The league sched­ule runs through July 17.

Den­ver’s ros­ter in­cludes for­mer Univer­sity of Colorado for­ward Xavier John­son and for­mer Boise State guard Thomas Bro­pleh, who played his prep bas­ket­ball at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton High School.

Nikola Radice­vic, a 6foot-5 guard from Ser­bia drafted by the Nuggets in the sec­ond round in 2015, and Petr Cor­nelie, a 6-11 for­ward from France they se­lected in the sec­ond round last sum­mer, also will be on the team in Las Ve­gas.

Ja­mal Mur­ray, a firstround pick in last year’s draft who is re­hab­bing from off­sea­son surgery to re­pair core-re­lated mus­cle in­juries, isn’t on the Den­ver ros­ter for Las Ve­gas.

Her­nan­gomez, a 6-9 for­ward, av­er­aged 4.9 points and three re­bounds in 13.6 min­utes over 62 games as a rookie last sea­son.

Beasley spent much of his rookie sea­son in the DLeague but per­formed well in sig­nif­i­cant ac­tion dur­ing Den­ver’s last two games of the sea­son, both vic­to­ries.

Ly­don, a 6-9 for­ward out of Syra­cuse, was the 24th over­all pick in the NBA draft June 22. The Nuggets se­lected Mor­ris, a 6-3 point guard from Iowa State, with the 51st over­all pick in the draft.

The Nuggets will be coached by as­sis­tant Micah Nori in Las Ve­gas. They start a four-day mini­camp at the Pepsi Cen­ter on Mon­day.

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