• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Grizzlies PG Nick Calathes signs deal with Greek squad

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Grizzlies extend qualifying offer to Nick Calathes

    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.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    G Nick Calathes to start for Grizzlies in Game 5

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Tony Allen's suspension from Grizzlies was due to confrontation

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Grizzlies G Nick Calathes retuns from suspension Sunday

    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.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Nick Calathes hit with 20-game suspension prior to postseason

    Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will begin serving a 20-game suspension when the team's first-round playoff series begins against the Thunder Saturday, reports Yahoo.com. Calathes was hit with the suspension for violating the league's Anti-Drug policy, though his failed test reportedly si not due to testosterone or PED use. According to the report, Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement Calathes was using. Calathes appeared in 71 games for the Grizzlies, and his loss will be felt, as he was the team's primary reserve at point guard. He finished his rookie season averaging 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 16.5 minutes per game.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nick Calathes chips in with 17 points in losing effort

    Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes turned in a productive performance on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7 of 9 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line in a 91-83 defeat to the Cavaliers.Calathes also contributed with six assists, five rebounds and one steal while logging 39 minutes of game action. He has averaged 14.6 points, 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nick Calathes drops 22 points in first career start

    Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes earned his first career in place of an injured Mike Conley and knocked down four treys during Saturday's win over Milwaukee.Three of his four treys came in the fourth quarter. Calathes scored 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the field, including 4 of 5 from behind the arc, and 2 of 3 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with five rebounds, three assists and one steal while logging 40 minutes of game action. He will assume point guard duties while Conley recovers from injury. Calathes has averaged 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his last five games played.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nick Calathes adds rare scoring touch off the bench

    Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes enjoyed his most productive performance in the league on Saturday, scoring a season-high 11 points off the bench in a 99-81 home victory over the Rockets. Calathes went 5 of 10 shooting from the field, and 1 of 2 from downtown. His lone 3-pointer came from the right wing in the second quarter. He also contributed with two rebounds, one assist and three steals while logging 20 minutes of game action. He has averaged 5.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting over his last five games played.

  • Calathes to remain overseas

    News: According to the Dallas Morning News, Nick Calathes will not likely be a part of the Mavericks roster in 2009-10. The Mavericks acquired his right in a draft day trade.
    Analysis: Calathes is a 20-year-old with play-making ability and good court vision. He will continue to play in Europe for the next year or so, however, and has no appeal in Fantasy.