Memphis Grizzlies’ Hasheem Thabeet Should Be Happy Going to D-League

Posted: 26th February 2010 by A. Enslen Butler in NBA
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Seriously, Hasheem Thabeet should be smiling today. The Memphis Grizzlies sent their 2009 second overall draft pick down to the NBA's Developmental League Thursday. The surprising move made Thabeet the highest draft pick ever relegated to the NBA's minor leagues.á I have to be honest. I knew so little about the "D-League" that I did not know players could be sent down like in minor league baseball and hockey. But going to theáDakota Wizards could be great news for Thabeet. In fact, I am floored he was not assigned to the D-League earlier. In 50 games for Memphis this season, he averaged 2.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.3 minutes. Despite moments of decent play, Thabeet's minutes are not going up with Memphis. If anything, they are decreasing.áWith the emergence of center Marc Gasol ...

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