Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 5:49 pm  |  28 responses

Grizzlies Assign Josh Selby to D-League

The Memphis Grizzlies have assigned rookie guard Josh Selby to the Reno Bighorns, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, for the second time this season. MyFoxMemphis.com has the details: “Selby (6-2, 183) has averaged 2.5 points and 1.2 assists on .377 shooting in 8.8 minutes in 23 games during his rookie season with the Grizzlies. The 20-year-old was selected by Memphis in the second round (49th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. He was previously assigned to the Bighorns earlier this season on February 13, where he saw action in four games with the Bighorns, including one start. In this stint, Selby averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.25 steals in 31.0 minutes. He shot .483 from the field, .500 from three-point territory and .714 from the free throw line. The Baltimore native posted 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26 appearances last year as a freshman at Kansas.  The Grizzlies return home Tuesday night after completing a four-game road trip to face the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. at FedExForum.’”

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  • http://www,worldstarhiphop.com B.C.

    Should have stayed at Kansas would have helped them win a National Title and his draft stock would have been up.

  • http://twitter.com/niyosimba niyosimba

    cosign B.C.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Somewhere in Milwaukee, a young guard breathes a sigh of relief.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol at everyone who watched summer ball and thought this kid would be good right away because of it.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Stop laughing at me nbk.

  • McWill

    More proof of why most of these youngsters with a lot of potential should stay in school….if you are that good you shouldn’t worry about your draft stock…polish your game.

  • Heals

    @nbk, damn man you keep beating me to the punch! Yeah and it’s not taking anything away from him, but it’s funny how folks underestimate just how different the NBA can be. Bench warmers capable of shutting down everybody’s favorite local run…

  • LA Huey

    I hope he enjoyed those sweet, sweet per diems while he had them.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Sorry Heals lol

  • Captain Obvious

    Don’t get it twisted this kid can ball!!!! He is very young and needs to get grown. But he will be a top pg in the league. In the immortal words of the seed. BOOK IT!

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Hope he gets a Gerald Green mindset soon!

  • riggs

    umm i dont see why people are automatically thinking he’s garbage because he was sent down to the d-league. Have you forgotten that this is a shortened season? the more experience he gets playing at any level above college is better for him as a rookie.

  • Robert

    Were there any reasons he left school aside from going to the NBA? Not saying he’s isn’t a good player but I’m confused why he would leave after one season to be a second round pick. Another year or two at Kansas would have helped him.

  • fruizm

    He grilled Jennings during the summer and thats all I care.

  • Top$helf

    He shoulda been n the D league all season learning how to play point guard instead of riding the bench and watching

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    who was it that said josh was the steal of the draft again? i like his play but i do agree he should have stayed in school a little longer

  • dev0

    so the consensus is that NCAA > NBA D-League? interesting how everybody jumped to that immediately

  • Justin

    Wasn’t going to be eligible this year at Kansas I believe, although him and the people who control his mind already had him going pro. Kid is a baller (to an extent), but not smart enough to be in college at Kansas tho

  • LP

    cosign @nbk, i was on SLAMonline all summer for the “Summer LEague Youtube article Bonanza” and all dudes was saying was “Conley spot is good as gone, shelby gon eat in the L” ….really? off summer league? rookie year??

  • LP

    he is nice, but we haven’t seen him EAT on the organized basketball stage (not Kansas, not NBA)… and avg 3 assist in the NBDL makes him barely a PG…i wouldn’t guard him tho, i’d switch in a pickup game……Stay in school Kids…

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    So I guess no more Chef Selby?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    devO the point isn’t that the NCAA is better then the D-League, the point is, Selby should learn how to run a game in a place where he is likely the best player on the court. The thing about beating good competition is, you have to know how to do it.

  • http://slamonline slams chuck barkley

    Tyshawn was running the point this season, regardless if selby was going to be there. Selby will have a nice long nba career. Still a young rookie learning the ropes

  • dev0

    you can’t teach winning

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    You can learn it.

  • zeek

    dont yall c his 6team is n the playoffs they have no time to develop anybody

  • Rob

    Have seen this kid play since middle school. Definitely have NBA, but lacks maturity and needs to realize that he is not as good as he thinks he is. Also, he has a terrible attitude and the people around him do not help. He has been told he’s ready for NBA since day one. Hopefully he will mature and learn to be a professional on and off the court.

  • b king

    saw josh @ nite of phog at KU and first game…before his ankle problem, and his two month wait…exceptional anticipation on defense, great 3 range, shake em and bakem moves, superior hops…
    certainly wish he’d have been a Jayhawk one more year…with enough heart, and drive and want he can play at the NBA level….time and his head will tell