Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Grizzlies Ink Xavier Henry, Greivis Vasquez

The Commercial Appeal reports that owner Michael Heisley has finally come to his senses: “A stalemate between the Grizzlies and their first-round draft picks has ended with the team agreeing to remove performance-based bonuses in its contract offers. Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez agreed in principle to deals Wednesday night through their respective agents. Both players will sign contracts worth 120 percent of the NBA’s rookie salary scale designated for their draft positions. The Griz had offered 100 percent of the rookie salaries with an added 20 percent tied to performance clauses. Team owner Michael Heisley changed his stance after a recent meeting with league officials, who detailed the spirit of the collective bargaining agreement with regard to rookie contracts. ‘As far as I’m concerned, I’m happy the issue has been resolved,’ Heisley said. ‘There’s no question I’m doing what I should have probably done earlier.’”

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  • Ali

    Liked both these cats college game, hopefully they can get on the court, Memphis seems like their headed in the right direction.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Memphis is looking like the new Portland, wasted pick(Oden/Thabeet) and all.

  • dsleepy

    he’s a fool for not having done this already.
    @Ali, i’m not so sure vasquez will get any real playing time.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    cheap @ss. you own a damn NBA franchise.

  • The Philosopher

    So you think money is the root of all evil?
    Have you ever asked what the root of all money is?
    (Ayn Rand)

  • Ali

    @dsleepy yeah your right about that, with Mayo, Gay, Tony Allen, Sam Young, Conley, Arthur on the squad already. Vasquez is fearless though, watched that Va. Tech game this past season when he dropped 41 on them, Hahahah..Always held his own in the ACC vs. the big dogs.

  • Dillantradamus

    I’m happy to hear Xavier stuck to his guns and got the extra 20%, the dude deserves it. I just wish Bill Self had used him more effectively instead of making it the “Sherron Show”. The kid defiantly has talent, Can’t wait to see him in the bringing down those tomahawk dunks down in Memphis.

  • http://www.dontevenreply.com total scrotal implosion

    Finally. And dill, x was not aggressive enough, he seemed to just coast, not really putting his stamp on a game

  • The Philosopher

    Dillantradamus’s screen name is the G.O.A.T.