He struggled in his rookie season with Memphis but he did play better toward the end of the 2009-10 season and now Hasheem Thabeet has carried that momentum into the Las Vegas Summer League. Thabeet helped the Grizzlies to a 101-85 beatdown of the D-League Select team Thursday. Thabeet went koo-koo with 21 points (7-8 FG, 7-9 FT), 14 rebounds, and six blocked shots in 31 minutes. Normaly those numbers would be good for Player of the Day honors. However, Thabeet's Memphis teammate Sam Young (pictured) was even better.
Young was our Player of the Day for Thursday as he led Grizz with 35 points (12-17 FG, 11-13 FT) seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots in 33 minutes.
The rest of our BasslineSpin NBA Las Vegas Summer League All Day Seven Team (that's a title huh?) goes like this: PG: Zabian Dowdell - PHX .645, SG: Young - MEM 1.151, SF: Cartier Martin - WA .709, PF: Richard Hendrix - ATL .950, C: Thabeet - MEM 1.129. Bench: Guards: Dominique Jones - DAL .764, Reggie Williams (pictured) - GSW .684. Forwards: Tyler Wilkerson - SA .928, Andre Brown - GSW .875, Kim Tillie - GSW .642. Centers: Omar Samhan - DAL .750, JaVale McGee - WA .692.