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Guard Sam Young will remain with the Grizzlies, and the team is on the verge of making its first move to keep center Marc Gasol. The Griz will soon exercise a contract option on Young in order to secure his services for the 2011-12 season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Memphis Commercial Appeal
According to a Memphis Police report, Young's Chevy Camaro was stolen while he visited a walk-up ATM at South Main and Peabody Place. Witnesses saw a man with dreads drive away. Police say the car thief might not have "scored" if Young had not left his car running. WMCTV.com
Sam Young, the Grizzlies' most productive bench player last season, picked up his third "DNP Coach's Decision" in the past five games. He also didn't play last Saturday in a loss to the Boston Celtics. Young said he's baffled by his absence in the rotation. "I had a great summer. I had a great preseason. I thought I would come in and help the team," Young said. "It's beyond my control. I'm just working so that I can stay ready when my number is called." Memphis Commercial Appeal
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