Nearly three months after he was selected in the first round of the NBA draft, Greivis Vasquez has finally signed his rookie contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Vasquez and fellow first-rounder Xavier Henry had been stuck in a stalemate with Grizzlies management because their agents refused to cave in on precedent-setting performance clauses.
Vasquez had this to say (in Spanish) on his Twitter page on Thursday: "La noticia es que ya es oficial que voy a firmar mi contrato. Ya soy un Grizzlies," which more or less translates to "I will officially sign my contract. I can't wait to shoot fadeaways, shimmy and wag my finger as a member of the Grizzlies."
Vasquez averaged seven points and four assists in five summer league games for Memphis. The No. 28 pick will miss the first two weeks of Grizzlies training camp after having ankle surgery in July.
I have my doubts about Vasquez's game translating to the pros -- that doesn't mean I'm rooting against him -- and I'm looking forward to watching him attempt to make the leap to the NBA now that this contract squabble has finally been sorted out.