Hasheem Thabeet is still struggling, but the Grizzlies aren't ready to give up on the young center.
Memphis drafted Thabeet with the second pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, ahead of guys like Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry and Brandon Jennings.
"I'm not a regrets guy," general manager Chris Wallace said. "I don't think he should be put in a dead-letter file. That's extremely premature for that."
Thabeet's numbers have fallen further across the board this season.
"It's really difficult," Thabeet said about living up to expectations.
"I'm here working out. The team knows where they are with me. I'm just doing my job. I don't really have an explanation about the question I get every day. I put myself in this situation so I got to deal with it. But to be part (of the NBA) is special, and I'm happy to be here."
The Grizzlies don't have any such plans in the near future, but Thabeet would be fine with another trip to the D-League.
"I wouldn't have a problem," Thabeet said. "I just want to play ... I don't want to be the guy that's hanging around. I want to play. So if they call me out there, I'll go out there. Now, I'm here so I've just got to do my work."