you cant blame heasley on the timing: it has to start at some point, so please stop comparing this situation to the thabeet-situation. good thing is, we are learning from mistakes, we have made (last year).
xavier should sign the contract and play like a rookie looking for a next (big) contract. he will earn the last 20% easy this way and can demand big on the next occasion.
imagine jerry bluss and mich kupchak would do something like this with a rookie, noone would blame them. its just because we are the grizzlies - so we have to be desperate??? HELL NO! any young guy, who has the chance to play in the nba, shoul be thankful. and what for are the rules, that you can offer 80-100%, if its ignored all the time? X is a dman #12-pick, not a #1. 11 teams passed on him (and maybe even more would have as well), so who is he, to demand?