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Memphis on Verge of Acquiring Rights to Nick Calathes

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Memphis on Verge of Acquiring Rights to Nick Calathes

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks are close to trading the rights to former Florida guard Nik Calathes...The 24 year old 6'6 pass first point guard averaged 12.9 pts/6.6 assts/5.9 rbs last season and has established himself as 1 of the top floor generals in Europe....Dallas decided to deal Calathes after signing Isreali guard Gal Mekel to a 3 year contract,after his impressive play in Summer League... ....

Calathes is under contract with Lokomotiv Kazan in2013-14 ,but has a clause that allows him to jump to the nba.....

Sources: Mavs on verge of trading Calathes to Memphis http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4697238/sources-mavs-...

John Hollinger must be behind this move,he now works in the Grizzlies front office..And he was very high on this kid in 2009......I remember John Hollinger saying that he felt Calathes was the 3rd best pg in the draft and the 6th best player overall......


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About time... Dude has been

About time... Dude has been on a milk carton since 09

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Good move. I remember

Good move. I remember Calathes scoring high on Hollinger's rating system back then, so I'm sure this is his move.
Grizz need a back up point and Calathes would be a definite upgrade over Wroten, who looked awful in summer league. If this move happens I'd be worried for Wroten getting his 3rd and 4th yr options exercised.

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Awww man I forgot about this

Awww man I forgot about this guy...remember back in their high school days Parsons was the sidekick of the 2?

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Grizz signed him officially

Grizz signed him officially for 2 yrs, 2 mill. I think its a really good, necessary move since they had a huge hole backing up Conley. He's not the other shooter that they could've used off the bench, but at least he's a solid decision maker, ball-handler and passer who can take Bayless off the ball while also being able to defend 2's off the bench.

Conley/ Calathes
Allen/ Bayless
Prince/ Miller/ Pondexter
Randolph/ E.Davis
Gasol/ Koufos

Still a little weak in terms of shooting and at the 3 spot in general, but that's a solid 11 man rotation with adequate back ups at each position.

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He can't shoot.

He can't shoot.

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Well...he is part greek and

Well...he is part greek and all so he had to have ATLEAST a few flaws

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