Grizzlies recall Thabeet
The Memphis Grizzlies have recalled rookie centre Hasheem Thabeet from the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League after less than two weeks in the minors.
The seven-foot-three Thabeet was sent to the D-league on Feb. 25. He averaged 13.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.17 blocks in six games with Dakota.
Thabeet, the second overall pick last year out of Connecticut, had averaged 2.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 50 games for the Grizzlies.
The 23-year-old is the highest drafted player to play in the NBA's minor league.
With the Wizards, he started four of six games and had a career-high 19 points Feb. 28 at Fort Wayne and a personal-best 18 rebounds March 5 at Tulsa. The Wizards were 5-1 during his stay.