1. The Rookie of the Year Race: Starts tonight! Rudy Gay and Charlottes Adam Morrison figure to be among the prime contenders for Rookie of the Year honors this season. (Though both could be looking up at Portlands Brandon Roy all season.) As the two highest-rated small-forward prospects in last summers draft, Morrison and Gay were workout and draft-projection rivals, with both mentioned as possible #1 overall picks up until the day of the draft.
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In an article in the UK Guardian, Gasol is quoted as saying: "In principle, if nothing serious happens between now and then, I will be at the tournament in Spain. ...
"The Grizzlies know how important it is for me to play for my country, and I don't think they would try and stop me because it isn't in their interests."
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