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Grizzlies still “aggressively” shopping Hasheem Thabeet

Feb 15, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

hasheem thabeet

Back while we were still all doing our Christmas shopping, the Memphis Grizzlies let it be known that Hasheem Thabeet was on the market.

Two months later, he can still be yours. Still at a low, low price.

There have been no takers for the former No. 2 overall pick and buried in a story about the return of O.J. Mayo (and how he is not being traded) comes this line from the Commercial Appeal.

Second-year center Hasheem Thabeet remains the only piece Griz management is including in aggressive trade talks.

Thabeet cannot get on the floor for serious minutes in Memphis, and it’s going to be hard to find a team willing to give up any quality in this exchange for a guy they would have to develop (the Grizzlies have given up on that). Thabeet has regressed to the point of shooting 42.1 percent this season and has a PER of 4.3. That kind of number that usually means the D-League doesn’t have much interest in you.

By the way, if you want to know why the Grizzlies are good but seem kind of stuck in the middle, it’s the drafting of O.J. Mayo (sent to the bench) at No. 3 and then Thabeet. That’s two top five picks giving them Grizzlies limited production. It’s hard to build that way.

  1. 78deville - Feb 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    We saw DeJuan Blair dominate Thabeet in college, yet he slipped into the second round. Thabeet was drafted on potential and it’s apparent he has none.

  2. thestudiokida - Feb 15, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Dear Memphis,

    I’ll give you a PS2 and your choice of 3 of my old college textbooks. I think you’ll find that this is not only a fair offer, but probably the best you will receive.

    • memphismiracle - Feb 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      We would settle for just a picture of a PS2.

    • fordman84 - Feb 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM

      I’ll give my PS2 and a guitar hero guitar with Guitar Hero II and III. Try and top that studiokida

  3. Justin Halbersma - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Making it worse for Memphis is the fact that they didn’t “draft” Mayo…they “drafted” Kevin Love and then traded him and other stuff to get Mayo.

    One of the rare good trades the Twolves have made in their history.

    • memphismiracle - Feb 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM

      Just what I was looking for this morning. My open wound needed more salt. Thanks!

      • Justin Halbersma - Feb 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM

        I feel your pain…as a Twolves fan it has been filled with a never ending supply of salt pouring over many wounds.

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