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The Memphis Grizzlies need more from the rookies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Rookie Reports by admin on Thursday 23 December 2010 at 1:15 am

The Grizzlies need more out of the rookies.  The Grizzlies have benched O.J. Mayo and have inserted 19-year old Xavier Henry in his spot.  Henry has played in 27 games (15 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 17.4 minutes, 5.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  Henry won’t keep his starting job unless he starts shooting better soon.  Henry is hitting only 41.7% from the floor, 11.8% from three point range and 66% from the free throw line so far this year.  23-year old SG/PG Greivis Vasquez has played in 23 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 12.2 minutes, 3.4 points, 0.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  Like Henry, Vasquez is having issues with his shooting.  Vasquez is shooting only 36.3% from the floor, 31.4% from three point range and he has shot 67% from the free throw line.  Vasquez needs to start shooting better if he wants to earn himself more minutes going forward.

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  1. Comment by marqui78 — December 23, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    I think the Grizz need more vets for a playoff push. The year Hubie was here we added Miller one year than Bonzi the next. This team should really look to add Larry Hughes, Flip Murray, and maybe a Euro bigman who is under the radar like Mike Batiste. We need guys who know how to win close games.

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