Grizzlies sign G Nick Calathes
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Nick Calathes, who was drafted in 2009 but has never played in the NBA.
The Grizzlies announced the deal Tuesday but terms were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-6 Calathes has been playing in Greece and Russia the last four years. Minnesota drafted him in the second round and traded his draft rights to Dallas for a second-round selection in 2010. Memphis acquired Calathes’ draft rights last month from Dallas in a deal that lifted protection on a 2016 second-round selection already owed to the Mavericks.
Calathes, 24, played two seasons in college at Florida where he led the Gators in scoring. He also has played in Greece helping Panathinaikos Athens to consecutive titles in 2010 and 2011 and to the finals in 2012.