New power forward Otis Thorpe (right) figures to improve Vancouver's rebounding, a category in which the Grizzlies were 27th in the league last season. But how much? "I don't know," says one scout. "He's 63 years old." Actually, Thorpe is 35, but his sparring with Pistons coach Doug Collins last year may have aged him. There are also indications he's not happy about being with a noncontender. Vancouver is counting on Thorpe's being a team leader, but if he would rather be with another team, he might be of no help.