The Grizzlies have fielded several trade offers from teams looking to acquire the rights to unsigned rookie Xavier Henry - interest mostly derived from a contract stalemate between the team and the NBA's 12th overall draft pick.
But Griz owner Michael Heisley insisted Wednesday that the team is only interested in signing Henry to a deal that will have him play in FedExForum this season.
"I'm not looking to trade him just to trade him," Heisley said. "I'm not angry with him. I expect him to play. He's going to have an opportunity to play a lot, and we need him. So my reaction to this is I'm expecting we'll get something done and he'll play for us this season."
No teams are mentioned, hoping the Bulls put in a call (fruitlessly or not). Don't discount the fact that Arn Tellem is Henry's agent.