Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 1:17 pm  |  34 responses

Grizzlies Get Trade Offers for Xavier Henry

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley insists he’s not looking to trade Henry, but some teams are inquiring anyway. The thought is, if Memphis isn’t going to sign its rookie, why not trade him? From the Memphis Commercial Appeal: “The Grizzlies have fielded several trade offers from teams looking to acquire the rights to unsigned rookie Xavier Henry — interest mostly derived from a contract stalemate between the team and the NBA’s 12th overall draft pick. But Griz owner Michael Heisley insisted Wednesday that the team is only interested in signing Henry to a deal that will have him play in FedExForum this season.”

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  • http://www.phonetobuy.com LeoneL

    How about road games?

  • Shelton

    Carl Landry for Henry?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @LeoneL Ha!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    @LeoneL Nice! Read the fine print.hahhah

  • total scrotal implosion

    Grizz look like dbags for this

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Wonder if he’ll ever be knowen for anything other then dunking on Bron at a summer camp and thinking he’s too good for Memphis…

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^ wrong guy… I got confused..

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Although not typical, the Grizz are going the right direction here. A guranteed base with incentives for more ain’t bad, just because it hasn’t been like this in the past, isn’t a reason to turn it down. My guess is more contracts will start having some form of performance based component in them going forward. Guranteed NBA contracts put all the risk on the owners and I can see this being more of the CBA negotiations.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    @Nupe…I agree with what they are doing but the contract they gave Mr. Inconsistent (Rudy Gay) contradicts their all of a sudden new philosophy.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    @Kap: Yes it does contradict what they did with Gay, but as inconsistent as Rudy is, they still know what he brings. But I consider Rookie contracts as a entirely different process, as they haven’t done anything yet. Something else I think we’ll see more of in contracts is some form of ‘morality’ clause to incent players to stay out of trouble. Not sure how it would work, maybe another bonus paid at season end. That way before a player pushes/slaps his girlfriend etc, they’ll know they will not get that $300,000 bonus and on top of that get fined.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I think contracts should be voided or reduced when players get in trouble with the law…


    Henry to the W’s. He’d fit in good.

  • The Champ

    I think I’m Big Meech!!!

  • Drew

    I really don’t understand what is the Grizzlies thinking on this whole situation. It’s stupid on their part and all it does is make them look bad to future prospects. I wouldn’t be surprised if next years prospects all deny the Grizzlies a workout and blackball the team.

  • Dillantradamus

    I say the Celtics make a push and rid themselves of couple 1st round picks + cash to lock down another soon-to-be-star-player-from-the-cradle-of-basketball-that-is-KU.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    No wonder Steve Francis balked at playing for the Grizzlies.

  • Migs

    @Michael NZ – I think that was more of a Canada-thing, no?

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    I know, just fooling, but still.

  • Fat Lever

    Am I missing something here? Why, if you’re another franchise, would you want to trade for this guy? It’s not like he said he doesn’t want to play for Memphis specifically. He’s getting hung up on the duckets. Who’s to say that if he gets traded to another team that he won’t do the same thing? And don’t you have to be signed to be traded?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    X is the real deal.

    lafayette, rights to a player can be traded, as well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    BossTerry, that dude was Jordan Crawford and trust me, he won’t be known only for that dunk on lebron. He’ll put up some ridiculous scoring games this year for the ATL (seriously, could put up 40 this year in a game.)

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Who cares, the Grizzles have to many guards anyway. Trade him for a veteran, because its not like he is going to start or even crack the top 7 rotation. BOOK IT!!!

  • total scrotal implosion

    Fat, grizz are wanting him to do something that only one rookie since 94 has done. What x wants is extremely standard practice. Grizz are being very unreasonable. Seed, once again showing ur ignorance, x might start, thats the reason mayo played point on the summer league team. If mayo stays at 2, x will be first guard off bench. Ur dumb seed, very dumb. Whats funny is u say book it all the time, but I bet u dont read books, at least books with words

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Total Scumtal
    IF you really think X is going to start then the Grizzles might as well pack in the season. If X couldn’t do anything in College, then all of a sudden he is going to produce in the NBA LOL!!. Dude Mayo is a two guard, so who cares about summer league, it will not last, plus the Grizzles trying to push Gay as their best player says it all. Gay did nothing in College to me had a few games here and there, but was INCOSISTENT like X. Gay is for himself in the NBA and just ripped off the Grizzles for a max contract. So after overpaying for an expanison player would you overpay for an INCONSISTENT player that you drafted that didn’t even live up to the hype in college. NOOOO!! Also you have two INCONSISTENT players, who played well every once in a while for a team Starting. OK PLus cat, X the player is not worth it, trade this scurb for a veteran or a pick, he will not do anything for the Grizzles in the long run anyway. BOOK IT!!!

  • IDOT

    Trade him to the Bulls. He would be a good fit next to Derrick Rose.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I like the name Xavier…

  • David -aussie in Canada

    Seed, did you not read what total just wrote??

    He did not say X is starting, he said “might”. But what he is saying, if that if he doesn’t start, he will BE the first guard off the bench.

  • tavoris

    If/When the Grizz sign Henry, he WILL be the first guard off the bench. All the minutes behind Conley, Mayo, and Gay are going to Henry and Young.

    Oh, and the Grizz definitely overpaid for Gay. He’s going to be the EXACT same player over the next 8 or 9 years. It woulda hurt them to lose him tho (because the Bulls, Clippers, or Nets likely would have overpaid even more for the dude)

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @ Cub- yeah, I caught my own mistake, glad I did before I got torn apart in here.. Where did Jordan Crawford end up??

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ATL (as stated in your post)

  • JoeMaMa

    He was one of the top high schoolers in his year. He went to Kansas, where he bought into the team concept…after all, they had Aldrich, Collins, the Morris twins, and thought they could win a title. He didn’t dominate, but didn’t really need to…the kid has game. Why Memphis is doing this is beyond me. It’s almost as though Memphis looks for trouble. They should be bringing this guy in ASAP and preparing to battle for the 7th/8th playoff spot!!!

  • WangChung

    @Seed: And just how much did Mayo accomplish in college? Doesn’t seem to have affected his draft stock nor pro career much. He’s got an NBA body with NBA skills. Xavier is no different.
    Co-sign total scrotal. Grizz just look cheeaaap.

  • kundai

    yuo joemama your 100% right this man is nice. they need to get this man under contract.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    i don’t care, but one thing i do care and want is to free OJ Mayo and Marc Gasol.. (Im secretly wishing for them to get traded to the cavs)