Grizzlies pick up options on three

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MEMPHIS -- The Memphis Grizzlies picked up the options on guard O.J. Mayo, forward Darrell Arthur and center Hasheem Thabeet on Thursday.

Mayo and Arthur had their fourth-year options exercised, while Thabeet had his third-year option picked up. All of the contracts run through the 2011-12 season.

The 22-year-old Mayo is in his third season after being selected third overall by Minnesota in the 2008 draft. He was then dealt to Memphis in a blockbuster, draft day deal that sent Kevin Love, the fifth overall selection, to the Timberwolves as part of an eight-player trade.

In 165 career starts, the USC product has posted per game averages of 17.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 38.0 minutes.

Arthur, 22, played in only 32 games last season because of right pectoralis surgery and averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds.

He was taken by New Orleans with the 27th pick in 2008, but was dealt to Portland and then Houston before Memphis acquired his rights.

The 7-foot-3 Thabeet was chosen with the second overall pick in 2009 out of Connecticut and put up averages of 3.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 13 minutes of action, spanning 68 games -- 13 starts -- in his rookie campaign last year.


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