McCallum signed a second 10-day contract Monday with the
McCallum didn't see the floor over the course of his first 10-day contract, but the team is still willing to keep him around for at least another week and a half. He'll give the team some depth at point guard while Ramon Sessions (knee) remains sidelined for at least another three weeks, but McCallum is clearly third on the depth chart at point guard behind Kemba Walker and Brian Roberts, which means he won't see the floor in most competitive contests.
McCallum is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Hornets on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Since waiving Aaron Harrison in the first week of January, the Hornets have had a vacancy on the roster, and they'll look to plug that hole with McCallum for the time being. The 25-year-old has previously spent parts of three seasons with the Kings, Grizzlies and Spurs, but has plied his trade at the D-League level throughout 2016-17 after being waived by the Pistons during training camp. McCallum will likely check in fourth on the depth chart at point guard for the Hornets behind Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions and Brian Roberts, so it may be difficult for him to crack the rotation so long as he remains under contract with the club.
McCallum was waived by the Pistons on Monday following the acquisition of Beno Udrih off of waivers, Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports.
After Detroit waived Lorenzo Brown over the weekend, it appeared as though McCallum had secured on a spot on the 15-man roster, but that won't be the case after the team was able to pick up veteran Beno Udrih off of waivers Monday. While the Pistons coaching staff spoke highly of McCallum, a Detroit native, Udrih is the more experienced player and should help stabilize the point guard position in the absence of Reggie Jackson (knee). McCallum will now look elsewhere for a more permanent home but may be forced to try his luck in the D-League or overseas.
McCallum was able to secure a spot on the Pistons' 15-man roster, Aaron McCann of MLive.com reports.
McCallum, who played his college ball at Detroit, outplayed Lorenzo Brown in training camp to claim a backup role at point guard. With Reggie Jackson (knee) sidelined to begin the regular season, McCallum will tentatively slot in second on the depth chart behind Ish Smith, though it's possible the team could add another veteran at the position who could push McCallum down to third in the pecking order.
McCallum signed a deal with the Pistons Monday, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.
McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, last played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies in 2015-16 where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 22 minutes per game. The Pistons currently have both Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith to serve as the team's primary point guards, so McCallum will likely assume a reserve role to start the season, save for injuries to either Jackson or Smith.
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