Some more news to follow last night’s excitement about Marc Gasol re-signing with the team.
Via the Commercial Appeal:
Memphis Grizzlies management informed guard O.J. Mayo this morning that he would not be traded for the foreseeable future.
In other words, he’s not being traded to the Indiana Pacers, which means that Tony Allen can rest easy after last night’s Twitter confusion. The follow-up to Chris Wallace declining the Pacers’ offer of Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush was that McRoberts signed a contract with the Lakers. So, rest easy Grizzlies’ faithful — you won’t have to watch the former Duke product sitting on the bench this year. I’ve honestly never seen so much griping about a bench player since….the last time the Grizzlies tried to trade for him. So, we should expect to see O.J. on the roster for most of the season, at the very least.
From the same article, Ron Tillery reports that Xavier Henry tore ligaments in his right ankle at practice yesterday and is expected to miss up to a month. This is bad news — although not nearly as bad as it could have been if the Mayo-for-McRoberts trade had gone through. Hopefully, X will make a speedy recovery and get a chance to showcase his talents this season.
Our final piece of news that is that Grizzlies issued a press release that there will be a major announcement made at a press conference tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM. No further details yet, but at least it sounds interesting. Let the rumors start flying!