This is more of a "feel good" story than relevant Grizzlies news, but it's worth noting. The Grizzlies have gone and added University of Alabama-Huntsville point guard Josh Magette to their Las Vegas Summer League roster.
Magette got some attention during his workout with the Grizzlies when he essentially out-played Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague, who went drafted by the Chicago Bulls at No. 29.
Truth is, though, there doesn't seem to be much room on the Grizzlies roster for Magette. With Mike Conley, Tony Wroten, Josh Selby and Jeremy Pargo, the Grizzlies already have, um, options. Throw in the fact that they are working hard at bringing in a veteran point guard -- someone like Kirk Hinrich or Andre Miller -- and the odds of Magette playing his way on to this team doesn't look all that promising.
For Magette, though, it's great to see his hard work pay off, and as we know, in the Summer League he'll have plenty of other teams watching and scouting.
"It's crazy to think about, really," Magette said. "To sit back and put everything in perspective, I never thought in a million years I'd be playing in the NBA summer league. Especially four years ago."
That's when Chargers coach Lennie Acuff gave the Birmingham high schooler his lone scholarship offer. Two Elite Eight appearances and a Gulf South Conference assist record later, the 6-foot, barely-160-pounder continues to turn heads and prove that he belongs in the conversation.
Hopefully it'll all pay off for him and he winds up somewhere. But, for now, I'm doubly as happy that we get to watch him play this summer, and actually root for him.