The Grizzlies bought more time to figure out Ivan Rabb’s future with the team on Sunday by pushing his contract guarantee date back to mid-October, per Grind City Media’s Mike Wallace. It’s a move that should be beneficial for both sides, as Rabb’s performance at summer league wasn’t quite strong enough to give confidence that he’ll be a regular contributor next season.
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“I’m sure that it’s going to fuel them,” Gasol said of the loud skepticism increasingly endured by the American team. “The amount of talent that the U.S. generates every year is unbelievable,’’ he added. “Even with all the guys that dropped out — or if you want to say these guys don’t have experience internationally — they’re still super talented physically and technically. And they’re pretty well-coached as well. So you put it all together and it’s a great team.”