You know, It actually wasn't that long ago when the Memphis Grizzlies were in the Playoffs..
It was the 2005-'06 season to be exact..
So, now that the Grizz Demolition project is complete and the Draft is over..the team is just about ready to roll out its' training wheels squad for the Summer League beginning next week in Las Vegas.
Known names include Top Draft Pick Combo Guard O.J. Mayo, and First Round Selection Power Forward Darrell Arthur..plus Grizz veterans Mike Conley and Javaris Crittenton..
Both are in just their second year as professionals.
The rest of the Roster is made up of hopefuls from the Euroleagues or the NBDL.
They'll start 2-a-Day practices Tuesday at FedExForum..
The Grizz will play 5-games in the Vegas Summer League, beginning Friday July 11th against New Orleans.
Their July 13th game against the L.A. Lakers will be televised by NBA TV.
Grizzlies assistants Andy Greer and Dave Joerger will share Head Coaching Duties in the Summer League.
All games will be televised on a live webcast on NBA.com and the Grizzlies-Lakers contest on July 13 will be televised on NBA TV.
The complete summer league schedule and 12-man roster are listed below.
2008 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE presented by EA SPORTS
(Cox Pavilion & Thomas/Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV)
Date Opponent Time (CST) Site
Friday, July 11 New Orleans 5:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
Saturday, July 12 Milwaukee 9:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
Sunday, July 13 L.A. Lakers* 7:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
Monday, July 14 San Antonio 9:30 pm. Thomas & Mack Center
Wednesday, July 16 L.A. Clippers 9:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
* televised on NBA TV
Memphis Grizzlies 2008 Summer League Roster
No. Player Pos Ht Wt DOB College/Country 07-08 Team
15 Alan Anderson G/F 6-6 220 10/16/82 Michigan State Virtus Bologna (Italy)
00 Darrell Arthur F 6-9 225 3/25/88 Kansas Kansas (NCAA)
5 Malick Badiane C/F 6-10 240 1/1/84 Senegal Saint Vallier (France)
6 Steve Burtt Jr G 6-1 190 3/7/84 Iona Ashkelon (Israel)
11 Mike Conley G 6-1 180 10/11/87 Ohio State Memphis Grizzlies
3 Javaris Crittenton G 6-5 200 12/31/87 Georgia Tech Memphis Grizzlies
25 Ebi Ere G 6-5 215 8/3/81 Oklahoma Brisbane (Australia)
32 O.J. Mayo G 6-5 200 11/5/87 USC USC (NCAA)
23 Aaron Pettway F 6-10 240 1/4/80 Oklahoma State SIG Strasbourg (France)
50 Brent Petway F 6-8 205 5/12/85 Michigan Idaho Stampede (NBDL)
19 Hector Romero F 6-7 225 1/3/80 New Orleans Polaris (Spain)
1 P.J. Tucker F 6-5 225 5/5/85 Texas Hapoel Holon (Israel)
Head Coach Marc Iavaroni (Virginia)
Assistant Coaches Johnny Davis (Dayton)
Kevin O'Neill (McGill (Montreal))
Gordon Chiesa (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Andy Greer (SUNY Brockport)
David Joerger (Moorhead State)
Ron DuBois (Arizona State)
Head Athletic Trainer Drew Graham (Ohio State)
Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Curtis (Virginia)
Assistant Athletic Trainer Jason Biles (North Florida)