The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario today acquired the rights to 11 players via the 2017 NBA G League Expansion Draft. The Erie BayHawks (Atlanta), Memphis Hustle (Memphis) and Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee) also participated in the Expansion Draft. The teams will hold the rights to selected players for two seasons.
The Agua Caliente Clippers’ selections are highlighted by Rancho Cucamonga product J.J. O’Brien and former USC Trojan Julian Jacobs, along with former Ohio State University standout Aaron Craft and 2014 New York Knicks draft selection Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
The selections made in Wednesday’s Expansion Draft came from a pool of players from 2015-16 and 2016-17 NBA G League rosters. Each 2016-17 NBA G League team was able to protect the rights of up to nine players while the four expansion teams were able to select up to 11 unprotected players, with no more than two selections coming from any one NBA G League team.
The NBA G League will tip off its 17th season with a record 26 teams heading into the 2017-18 season.
Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario Expansion Draft Selections:
Round 1: Andre Dawkins (Texas Legends)
Round 2: Bryce Cotton (Oklahoma City Blue)
Round 3: Corey Hawkins (Delaware 87ers)
Round 4: Will Cummings (Delaware 87ers)
Round 5: J.J. O’Brien (Salt Lake City Stars)
Round 6: Jamil Wilson (South Bay Lakers)
Round 7: Keith Steffeck (Santa Cruz Warriors)
Round 8: Julian Jacobs (South Bay Lakers)
Round 9: Aaron Craft (Salt Lake City Stars)
Round 10: Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Westchester Knicks)
Round 11: Youssou Ndoye (Austin Spurs)