Saturday , Sep , 19 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Hasheem Thabeet on Allen Iverson and Zach Randolph in Memphis: “Everybody will get theirs”

The second pick in the 2009 NBA draft notched a brilliant goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC development squad in the eight-aside soccer match, represented the Memphis Grizzlies with class, and easily manoeuvred through reporter’s questions on new teammates Allen Iverson and Zach Randolph …


Hasheem Thabeet on Allen Iverson and Zach Randolph in Memphis:Breaking NBA news mixed with our quick analysis …

Today, I watched Hasheem Thabeet do it all at Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown in Downtown’ Vancouver.

The second pick in the 2009 NBA draft notched a brilliant goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC development squad during an eight-aside soccer match, represented the Memphis Grizzlies with class, and easily manoeuvred through reporter’s questions on new teammates Allen Iverson and Zach Randolph.

“For us we want to run. And for us to bring Allen Iverson on the team, he wants to push the ball all the time, so for us it’s a great addition. And everybody (Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo, and Zach Randolph) is going to get theirs.”

“I also speak to Zach (Randolph) a lot. When I was in Los Angeles before the draft, I used to go in the gym and work out with him, so he going to help us a lot.”

I’m still unsure of the mix in Memphis. Older heads like Iverson and Randolph will want the majority of shots to re-establish their names, while younger stars like Gay and Mayo also need the ball to make an impact.

Something has to give. New coach Lionel Hollins will have the most unpleasant task of mediating disputes because everybody isn’t ‘getting theirs’ as Thabeet says. Still, on paper, the Grizzlies have improved and, after years of being an afterthought, there’s finally a buzz in Memphis for the coming season.

Is Thabeet right? Will everybody ‘get theirs’ with the Grizzlies? Follow Oly on HoopsVibe and Twitter. Photo courtesy of JPLui.