After all of the wheeling and dealing Chris Wallace and the Grizzlies’ front office has done this off-season, training camp is looming on the horizon. While the Grizzlies roster is full, camp will give the team a chance to take a look at some familiar and not-so-familiar faces to the franchise.
Perhaps one of the delays in completing the rumored signing of Mack, is the team wanting to see what Mack would look like with the team. There’s still been no word on what’s happening with the signing, and the team (per league rules) haven’t commented on the deal. Mack averaged 6.9 ppg in the 609 appearances he had for Orlando last season, shhoting 43% from the floor and 35% from 3.
Memphis Tigers fans are very familiar with Markel Crawford. For some Grizzlies fans, and fans nationwide, this year’s Summer League may have been a breakout of sorts. In Vegas, Markel shot 53% from the floor, and looked comfortable running the offense in the limited time he spent on the floor. Crawford averaged 9.6 ppg in his 18 mpg.
Goodwin put together a great showing in Vegas. Trailing only Jevon Carter’s 4.6 apg, Goodwin and his 2.6 apg looked great on the court. The 2018 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year looked decisive and comfortable on the court and definitely should find his way to camp and to Southaven, as long as no one else picks him up first.
Black is another former Memphis Tiger looking for a hoops home for this season. Tarik was buried on the Rockets’ depth chart last season behind Clint Capela, Nene, and even Ryan Anderson at times. Black played the least amount of minutes in his career last season, which led to near-career lows in most major statistics. Tarik has a lot to prove and a strong showing in camp and in preseason games would benefit his career well, even if it takes him elsewhere.
Harvey was the extra player involved in the deal that sent Jarell Martin to Orlando, but will most likely end up spending this upcoming season playing overseas. The Grizzlies should want to take a look at Harvey just to see where he’s at in his development, especially with the potential openings on the roster next season. Harvey did not play in Summer League but the last couple seasons overseas he shot 39% from the floor and 38% from 3.