The Grizzlies have assigned point guard Josh Selby, who has struggled to see playing time behind Mike Conley and Jeremy Pargo, to the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, the team announced. Selby, a former Kansas Jayhawk, was selected 49th overall in the second round of the 2011 draft. He averaged 2.9 PPG and 1.4 APG with the Grizzlies this year.
Elsewhere around the fringes of professional basketball, where everyone dreams of becoming the next Jeremy Lin:
- Former Suns forward Sharrod Ford was part of a D-League trade Monday, heading to the Canton Charge in exchange for Frank Hassell, who goes to the Erie Bayhawks.
- Roburt Sallie, who played collegiately at Memphis, was cut by his Spanish team after a male-enhancement drug resulted in a positive test for doping. Sallie disputed the claims to Royce Young of CBS Sports, and says he chose to leave the team, and not the other way around.