16. Willie Reed
Reed has much to prove if he is to win a roster spot. The St. Louis product put up just 6.5 points in 16.9 minutes per game in the Summer League. He was an All-Developmental League honorable mention, which means he fell short of winning something that was hardly an accolade.
At 6'10" and 220 pounds, he's the same height as Jon Leuer with a little less bulk. He can put up a fight on defense, but if he doesn't have discernible qualities that differentiate him from Leuer, then Reed isn't worth keeping.
15. Janis Timma
Between the time the Grizz made Timma the last pick in the draft and his entrance at training camp, he will have produced little tape and fewer highlights. He shot 20.8 percent from the field in 13.9 minutes per game in Summer League play and missed out on a spot on the Latvian EuroBasket team due to an illness.
Playing EuroBasket matches would have been valuable for the 21-year-old.
Nevertheless, his lack of development and mechanical tuning has him destined to be sent abroad for further work in hopes of eventually playing an NBA game.
14. Josh Akognon
Akognon should be able to find a spot on Memphis' roster, unless they decide to restrict the roster to 13 players.
He has enough offensive ability to show he can jump off the bench occasionally and hit a couple shots. In the Summer League, he caught attention by scoring 17.5 points per game and hitting 39.1 percent from three-point range.
At all points in his career, whether in college, international ball or the Summer League, he's been great at the free-throw line. Since his junior year at Cal State Fullerton in 2007-08, he's never hit less than 86 percent of his free throws. That should earn him a few points.
13. Jamaal Franklin
The Grizzlies might have had a steal in Jamaal Franklin, but he won't make an early impact. His shooting and ball-handling need development. He can't be a rotation player until he shows a pro ability on offense.
Seeing him burn in the Summer League would have been nice, but due to injury it wasn't in the cards.
The defense of this former San Diego State Aztec who grabbed 1.6 steals per game might earn him short playing time in which he challenges opposing bench players.
12. Nick Calathes
After a couple of nice seasons abroad, Calathes may be able to attack the basket upon arrival. He was rated highly by ESPN's John Hollinger (subscription required) heading into the 2009 draft and is seen as someone who has genuine value.
Calathes has some shooting ability, as he shot 48 percent in his two international seasons. Free-throw shooting and turnovers have been problems for him since college. He turned it over almost three times per game in Russia this past season and coughed it up 3.1 times per game at Florida.
His free-throw mark hasn't been better than 75 percent at any point since starting in Gainesville.
Calathes will score a bit but needs work to build his game.
11. Jon Leuer
Leuer has plenty of tools all around, as he is capable as a shooter, rebounder and defender. He hit 62.5 percent from the field, pulled down nine rebounds per 36 minutes and allowed 99 points per 100 possessions.
He's capable of filling minutes when a significant player goes down. Memphis will be happy having him on a bargain contract.