What Pondexter could fetch next summer

Quincy Pondexter entered the NBA more known for his offense than his defense, but the rangy swingman has blossomed as a defender and corner 3-point shooter since joining Memphis in the Dec. 2011 deal with New Orleans for Greivis Vasquez.

Barring an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, Q-Pon is set to become a restricted free agent next summer. If and when that happens, ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan writes that the 25-year-old who shot a career-best 39.5 percent from 3-point land last season could be in for quite a pay day.