[Thanks to Brick for kicking us off -Frank]
Since I haven't seen a post yet dedicated to tonight's summer league game I thought I would throw one up.
A few things to note about the Memphis squad:
Memphis has several players in Las Vegas that have had some burn in the L. Leading the way is O.J. Mayo. He is in Las Vegas to test his mettle as a point guard. If his first summer league game is any indication, he has some work to do. Last night against the Hawks he had three assists to go with eight turnovers. He did lead Memphis in scoring with 20 points on 8-13 shooting.
Memphis roster also includes last year's #2 pick Hasheem Thabeet, who should provide a defensive challenge for Sanders and Gallon, Sam Young, DeMarre Carroll, Hamed Haddadi, the Iranian national, and Darrell Arthur.
One player absent from the team is Xavier Henry. According to ESPN's Chad Ford, they are having a contract dispute despite the rookie salary scale. Teams can pay anything from 80% to 120% of rookie scale amount. In 95% of cases, teams pay the 120% amount. Memphis, on the other hand, is trying to lowball Henry, so he is holding out of summer league play.
Game starts tonight at 7:00 PM Central. See you then.