The post-Draft press conference of Zach Kleiman, vice-president of the Grizzlies, gave him the opportunity to celebrate the selections of Desmond Bane in 30th position following a trade with Boston, Xavier Tillman in 35th after another trade, with Detroit this time, and Nick Richards in 42nd position. Without counting the « two-way contract » signed by Killian Tillie and Sean McDermott.
But the “VP” was also questioned about the state of form of his two seriously injured, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow, with a more pessimistic answer than expected.
We imagined them recovered for the start of the season but, ultimately, it will arrive a little too soon according to Zach Kleiman, whether for Jaren Jackson Jr., operated on for the meniscus after three games in the bubble, and whose “We do not want to rush the return even if it is ahead of schedule”, as for Justise Winslow, hit in the hip, and who has still not played for Memphis since his transfer from Miami in February. ” He won’t be there on day one, but he will start early in the season »He clarified.
Which could allow Killian Tillie to have playing time, and to show himself …
Two-way contract : Designed to create a new bridge between the NBA and the G-League, this type of contract allows each team to enlist the services of one or two additional players, to make them evolve mainly in their development league franchise affiliate but also up to 45 days in the NBA. This year, the limit is set at 50 matches due to the health crisis and uncertainties over the G-League season.
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