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Not so fast with those Jason Williams to the Grizzlies rumors

Jan 31, 2011, 9:56 AM EDT

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You know those reports about the Memphis Grizzlies wanting to bring in Jason Williams once the Magic waived the veteran point guard? Well, that part is true, Memphis wants him.

The question is does Williams want Memphis?

The Grizzlies were going to claim Williams off waivers but he asked them not to and they obliged, according to the Commercial-Appeal. Williams wants to see if there is interest from contending teams or at least ones headed farther into the playoffs than Memphis.

As of today the Grizzlies are in the ninth spot in the West, a game and a half out of the final playoff spot. Of course, earning the seventh or eighth seed means getting the Spurs or Lakers in the first round.

Not sure who else is out there with real interest that would intrigue Williams more than Memphis — and Memphis is not going away in this. They are pursuing Williams at the request of owner Michael Heisley. When an owner wants something, you don’t stop trying.

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