On Wednesday, Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley insisted that the team would not be selling the No. 25 pick to the highest bidder, despite salary concerns and the reality of guaranteed contracts for first-round picks heading into next season. On Thursday, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported that with that No. 25 pick, the Grizzlies are receiving an internal push -- one we'll attribute to Heisley -- for John Jenkins and Royce White.
White, a 6'9 forward from Iowa State, apparently canceled a workout with Memphis. He's had a rough draft season due to anxiety with regards to flying. (That tends to be a problem when you need to work out for 10-15 teams in three weeks.) Jenkins is a 6'4 two-guard from Vanderbilt, and had excellent scoring and shooting numbers in three college seasons.
The Grizzlies need help at back-up point guard and center, though power forward could also be a running concern as Darrell Arthur will become a restricted free agent on Sunday.
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