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And its not good news for OKC.
It's nice that he wants to play here but it takes away OKC's leverage if Memphis trades the pick because if they trade it, it will be for Rubio and not Thabeet. I'm not hearing teams clammoring to trade up for Thabeet.
Hasheem Thabeet canceled a scheduled workout with the Grizzlies on Sunday, and it may not have been because of a sore shoulder.
The injury was the official explanation, but Chad Ford of ESPN has reported that Thabeet doesn't want to play in Memphis.
Instead of working out for the Grizzlies, Thabeet stayed in Los Angeles to talk Thunder general manager Sam Presti into drafting him with the third overall pick.
Also found saw this in draftexpress...
"They don't spend any money anymore. They don't have a commitment to put a winning team on the floor right now. It's not where an agent wants to send his star pick," one source said of Memphis.
Thabeet, Ricky Rubio, Stephen Curry and James Harden have all refused workouts with the Grizzlies.
Also saw this in draft express...
do we have a second player openly telling the Grizzlies that they aren’t interested in playing in Memphis? From what we can gather, it doesn’t seem like Thabeet’s camp is all that enamored with the direction Memphis is heading in, and there seems to be strong indications that he feels very good about his chances of being drafted by Oklahoma City, with one NBA source going as far as to say that the chances of him being picked there if available are “100%.”
That would probably be news to Ricky Rubio, who Oklahoma City spent the last day and a half with in Los Angeles meeting with alongside his family. Sam Presti also took time out on Sunday evening to meet with James Harden, which is Oklahoma City’s third meeting with him so far, including his workout at their facility and an interview at the NBA combine in Chicago.
Last edited by Grendel_Knight1974; 06-22-2009 at 08:31 AM.
and everyone thought OKC was a wasteland for free agents.
Players Doing Whatever They Can To GET to Oklahoma City = What Sonics Fans Never Ever Thought Would Happen
Originally Posted by StormFan93
To ease your pain a bit, its not like players are avoiding NYC or LA. Its Memphis.
Thabeets agents reason for canceling the workout: "He's not going to block shots in a workout, and that's what he's going to do in the NBA. What are they going to do, have Hasheem shoot 3-pointers?"
Hasheem is already in NYC his tweet today said he wants to get drafted by the Knicks.
He doesn't shoot 3 pointers?????? Well, that pretty much eliminates him from being drafted by us. We need someone who can shoot and make a consistent 3.
YEAH! We shoud find Wang Zhi Zhi where ever he is and sign HIM
Originally Posted by ricanhornet