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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 12:25 pm  |  19 responses

Dallas Mavericks Trade Nick Calathes to the Memphis Grizzles (UPDATE)


UPDATE: As expected, the Mavericks completed the trade of guard Nick Calathes to the Memphis Grizzlies (in exchange for a 2016 second round draft pick.) Per the Dallas Morning News: “Calathes (6-6, 194) was the 45th pick overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the future second round pick of the Portland Trailblazers that the Mavericks obtained in a trade on June 24, 2009. The Winter Park, Fla., native was an early entry candidate into the 2009 Draft after completing his sophomore year at the University of Florida. In 2008-09, the U.S.-Greece dual citizen averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 assists per game as a Gator.”

According to ESPN, the Mavericks are looking to ship out second-round pick Nick Calathes. Dallas and the Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly working out a trade: “The Mavericks acknowledged in recent weeks that they were likely to deal Calathes — their 2009 second-round pick who spent the past four seasons playing overseas — if a deal was struck to sign Israeli point guard Gal Mekel. Sources said that Dallas has since been in discussions with multiple teams on a Calathes trade, but is now on the verge of sending the pass-first point guard to the Grizzlies after Calathes established himself as one of the best floor generals in Europe last season. The 6-foot-6 point guard, now 24, visited Dallas in June to meet with team officials and audition for Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. But Dallas opted to offer a three-year guaranteed deal at the league minimum to Mekel, who then turned in a strong summer league performance running the team under Mavs assistant Monte Mathis. Calathes was determined to jump to the NBA this season after averaging 12.9 points, 6.7 assists and 5.9 rebounds and earning MVP honors in the EuroCup for leading Russia’s Lokomotiv Kuban to the second-most prestigious team title in European club ball. Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, who rose to prominence during last season’s playoffs, was EuroCup MVP in 2012.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    those are solid numbers in the eurocup, specially the assist considering how assisted are counted in europe

  • Pepe

    EuroCup is 2nd tier competition, so the numbers arent that great considering the competition he had

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    It really sucks that this is the breakings news of the day.

  • spit hot fiyah

    mid july man, it’s a tough stretch

  • MUBWAR

    who? never heard of this dude

  • spit hot fiyah

    played at florida some years ago, got drafted but went to play in greece, he has a greek passport

  • dyop

    Who?

  • MUBWAR

    thanks 4 the info bro

  • spit hot fiyah

    np

  • Dfrance

    Mike Jones!

  • RayJr

    Just riveting!!!

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Not for me! Bday Wednesday turn up!

  • spit hot fiyah

    lmao

  • Basketball_iQ

    If you like chandler parsons, you like Calathes

  • Dagger

    Winter has come.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Pat Bev sighting…. wonder where he goes on holidays? Where do most ballers go….? Bahamas??

  • JV

    The kid was the best player on a bad Florida team. Great vision, NBA-level passer, but maybe a step slow. Who knows? I’d say it’s a can’t hurt move with decent upside.

  • Mark

    Strong numbers for a 2nd tier eurocup, true, but he has won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos a few years ago, his contribution being good enough. He is very quick and agile (for euro standards), has good court vision, but he needs to work on his shooting. Also plays the pick and roll great as far as I remember. In europe he was also very able in attacking the basket but this is an aspect I doubt he can keep at the NBA.

    If he improves his shooting I think he can prove a good addition to memphis.

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