Thabeet headed to D-League

Updated: February 26, 2010, 3:39 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Memphis Grizzlies are sending No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet to the D-League, the team announced on Thursday.

Thabeet is the highest draft pick ever sent to the D-League by an NBA team. A team can assign players to D-League duty only during their first two seasons as a pro.

Thabeet's assignment to the Dakota Wizards -- Memphis' North Dakota-based affiliate -- was first reported by the Web site RidiculousUpside.com, which covers the D-League extensively. ...

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