Greivis Vasquez Will Undergo Surgery, Miss Six Weeks

Greivis Vasquez's NBA beginnings in the Summer League weren't great, but they were a lot better than this: according to CSNWashington, the former Maryland star and 2009-10 ACC Player of the Year will have his ankle scoped and miss six weeks.

Vasquez was up-and-down in his SL appearances with the Memphis Grizzlies, who will be counting on Vasquez as the primary backup to Mike Conley considering that O.J. Mayo is struggling at PG and Chris Paul-to-Memphis rumors are virtually nonexistent. The injury will force Vasquez to miss some time training and practicing, but luckily the surgery is taking place early enough that he'll be ready for training camp and the start of the season in October.

As long as the injury isn't a lingering one, the supposedly "pro-ready" Vasquez shouldn't be set too far back. It's remarkable, at least to me, that he got through four injury-free years at Maryland, and after five exhibitions with his new team, he has to have surgery. Not a great omen for Vasquez's pro hopes (I'm superstitious).

That said, Memphis isn't a terrible place to land. With (admittedly overpaid) talent next to him like O.J. Mayo, Rudy Gay, and Xavier Henry, there's plenty of people to pass to, and Mike Conley is one of the weaker PGs in the league. I actually wouldn't be surprised if a healthy Vasquez could finagle himself a starting spot before too long.

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