FOUR BITS: Wilbekin, Miller, Easley, Big Brother

By Adam Silverstein
July 6, 2014

1 » Florida Gators point guard Scottie Wilbekin was placed in the starting lineup for the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday but posted just two points on 1-of-4 shooting with two assists, a rebound, a steal and a turnover in 21 minutes. In his first action on Saturday, Wilbekin had a game-high five assists (all in a seven-minute span in the first half) and finished +14 on the afternoon. Below is the rest of the Orlando schedule; all games air live nationally on NBA TV.

Monday, July 7 at 5 p.m. – Orlando (Vernon Macklin) vs. Houston
Tuesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. – Orlando (Macklin) vs. Memphis (Wilbekin)
Thursday, July 10 at 5 p.m. – Orlando (Macklin) vs. Boston
Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. – Memphis (Wilbekin) vs. Houston

2 » According to ESPN 92.9 FM out of Denver, Colorado, the Denver Nuggets brought in guard/forward Mike Miller for a meeting on Sunday. Miller, who wants to end his career with the Grizzlies but appears to have reached a bit of an impasse with the franchise, is also drawing interest from Houston, Oklahoma City and Portland. The station reports that the first offer from the Grizzlies was for two years at $5-6 million total, though Miller is said to be looking for about $12 million over three seasons.

3 » Former Gators defensive tackles Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd have been spending time in Gainesville, Florida, over the last few weeks as they work out at the team facility before NFL training camp gets underway. Easley will be taking part in his first with the New England Patriots, while Floyd enters his second with the Minnesota Vikings coming off a strong rookie campaign. On Friday, Easley posted the picture below on Instagram.

4 » Florida fans that watch the reality program Big Brother on CBS likely noticed that one of the contestants, 23-year-old Zach Rance, has been sporting a blue Gators t-shirt on the show. Ranche, a recent University of Florida graduate, got off to a rocky start on the show when he entered the house proclaiming that he would not care about anyone else after he started the game. During the show’s first live eviction on Thursday, Ranche delivered his vote with a Gator Chomp.

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