Restricted free-agent point point guard Nick Calathes, who tallied playoff minutes for the Grizzlies last year, has signed a three-year, $7 million deal with the Greek team Panathinaikos, per European hoops site Sportnado. However, the deal does have an NBA out clause with a deadline of July 15. If the Grizzlies, who signed Calathes to a qualifying offer on July 1, decide to match the Greek deal, that contract would become void. In 58 games last season, Calathes averaged 4.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
The Grizzlies recently extended guard Nick Calathes a qualifying offer, the team announced. Calathes is now a restricted free agent and the Grizzlies can match any outside offers. In 58 games last season, Calathes averaged 4.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Nick Calathes will start at point guard for the Grizzlies in Wednesday's Game 5 in place of the injured Mike Conley, per the team's game notes. Calathes started in Game 4 and scored 12 points in Memphis' loss to the Blazers. The Grizzlies are 5 1/2-point favorites as they try to close out the series.
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen served a one-game suspension Tuesday because of a heated confrontation he had with teammate Nick Calathes during a team practice, sources told ESPN. While the altercation was not physical, Allen's suspension was because Allen waved off coaches who were trying to calm him down after the confrontation. With the suspension over, Allen will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game at Houston. The Grizzlies are 3 1/2-point underdogs.
Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has finished serving a 20-game suspension and made his season debut Sunday, playing eight minutes off the bench but missing his only shot in his team's 107-91 win over the Clippers. Calathes missed the last seven games of last season and sat out the team's first 13 games this season before returning Sunday. His return and the improved health of the rest of the roster after multiple players were struck with an illness over the previous week puts the Grizzlies roster at full strength moving forward.
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