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Mayo and Thabeet still makes sense

After noticing that Hasheem Thabeet has shown considerable progress in summer league this past week, I decided to revisit the much-debated O.J. Mayo/Thabeet for Monta Ellis trade rumor: Reports surfaced last season that the Warriors turned down a trade offer from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies, interested in Ellis, offered packages involving Mayo (a shooting guard) and Thabeet (a center). Though the Warriors turned down the offer, reports indicated that this wasn’t the first time the Grizzlies had pursued Ellis… Read More »

Scouting assignment: Watch Mayo, Thabeet tonight

The Grizzlies and Warriors play twice in the next few days, with the first game between the teams tonight in Memphis (5 p.m., CNSBA). They play again Wednesday at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m., CSNBA). So, this is your chance to really get a good look at O.J. Mayo and (hopefully) Hasheem Thabeet. Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has missed the past two games because of injury and Thabeet has played well in his place, averaging 9 points, 9.5 rebounds and three… Read More »

Updates on Evans, Mayo and Thabeet

Tyreke Evans had a great game tonight in the Kings’ 106-99 loss to the Lakers, with 25 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists and only one turnover. His shooting percentages weren’t great (7-19, 1-5, 10-14), but that’s kind of standard with him. Also, in the Grizzlies’ 104-97 win against the Bulls tonight, O.J. Mayo had 24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and shot well from the field (8-12, 4-5, 4-4). And Hasheem Thabeet got the start at center, played 28… Read More »

Grizzlies send Thabeet to NBDL

The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to send rookie center Hasheem Thabeet to the NBDL for some development, according to a report on ESPN.com today. Do you think this makes him more attractive to Don Nelson and the Warriors now? If you remember (of course you remember), the Grizzlies offered shooting guard O.J. Mayo and Thabeet to the Warriors for Monta Ellis on multiple occasions in the past season and have been turned down each time. Thabeet, the No. 2 draft… Read More »

Kawakami: Warriors turned down Mayo for Ellis

Very interesting blog entry from The San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami, who reports that the Warriors turned down a trade offer from the Memphis Grizzlies of O.J. Mayo and cap filler (probably Steven Hunter or Hasheem Thabeet) for Monta Ellis. Go read the blog entry here. On the one hand, Mayo is a bigger guard (6-foot-4, 210) who would pair nicely with Stephen Curry in the backcourt. He is a good scorer and a solid shooter. He’s averaging 17.6… Read More »

Mayo a matchup problem for Warriors

I was just checking out some NBA box scores from Sunday’s slate of NBA games and read about the wild scoring fest between the Nuggets and Grizzlies. The Nuggets, one of the best teams in the NBA, prevailed, 133-123, behind Carmelo Anthony‘s 42 points.¬†Quick tangent: Anthony is my very early choice for MVP. In three wins to start the season against Utah, Portland and Memphis, Melo has scored 30, 41 and 42 points. Impressive. Back to Sunday’s game: Despite the… Read More »