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Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside Waived By Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside.

Both players had re-signed with the Grizzlies on Nov. 19.

Lucas (6-1, 186) recorded one steal in six minutes in his NBA debut Wednesday at Toronto.

Whiteside (7-0, 275) originally signed with Memphis on Sept. 25 and saw action in five preseason contests before he was waived on Oct. 22.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Raptors Honor Vince Carter With Tribute Video

The Toronto Raptors recognized Vince Carter during a first quarter timeout of Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Carter requested a trade from the Raptors in 2004 and has largely been booed in his return visits ever since.

“Amazing,” Carter said. “It’s just an amazing feeling to see it, to relive it, to see all the people react as each play was happening. It was an honest reaction. It was in the moment, the feel of the moment.”

“I think when we were all growing up we all got to witness what he was doing here in Toronto,” Quincy Pondexter said. “He was Air Canada. He was the man. A big piece of him is still in the city and he loves it. I knew there was something (special) about it from the time we got on the plane. I usually sit next to him and he was really focused on this day. It means a lot to him.”

Via Richard Griffin/Toronto Star

Grizzlies Re-Sign Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside

The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed guard Kalin Lucas and center Hassan Whiteside.

Lucas (6-1, 186) originally was signed on Sept. 25 and averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis before he was waived on Oct. 25.

Whiteside (7-0, 275) originally was signed on Sept. 25 and recorded 3.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.00 blocks on .500 shooting in 8.2 minutes in five preseason contests before he was waived on Oct. 22.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol As Possible Tim Duncan Replacement

Marc Gasol will be the New York Knicks' main free agent target next offseason, but the San Antonio Spurs will pursue Gasol assuming Tim Duncan retires after the season.

Gasol is also appealed by staying with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies can offer Gasol the most money, and he has grown to love the city, having lived there since high school when Pau Gasol broke into the NBA.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Kalin Lucas Waived By Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Kalin Lucas, the team announced on Sunday.

Lucas was signed last week after going to training camp with the Grizzlies.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Assign Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes To Iowa

The Memphis Grizzlies assigned Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.

Adams appeared in one game this sesason. Both players will play in Iowa's game on Saturday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

John Lucas III Receives Interest In NBA, China; Hoping For Stable Decision On Next Team

Free agent guard John Lucas III received interest from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies, but declined those potential opportunities due to their short-term nature and has focused on making a more long-term decision, league sources told RealGM.

The Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies scoured the free-agent market for point guards after injury issues, and they contacted Lucas prior to deciding upon players this week. Lucas, who has been working out in Houston since his release from the Washington Wizards, also received proposals in the Chinese Basketball Association.

As a seven-year NBA veteran who carved an instant-offense role, Lucas had his most successful and potent stretch in 49 games for the Chicago Bulls in the 2011-12 season. Long considered a respected teammate in the locker room and prepared on the court, Lucas had four 20-point efforts that season — including a 24-point game in March 2012 against the Miami Heat.

Lucas is believed to be hoping to ultimately return to the Bulls on a deal later this season, league sources told RealGM. Chicago currently has 14 players on the roster.

“John has received interest from different teams, but to say he has declined any formal offers would be inaccurate,” Lucas’ agent, Bernie Lee, said when reached on Wednesday. “John is in a situation, after a crazy summer, of trying to make the right decision versus any decision, but he is willing to prove himself as requested. John owes a tremendous amount of his value in the NBA to the opportunity Chicago's front office gave him there initially. Over time, it's become clear that Gar Forman has a unique ability to find value in obscure places: He signed John out of China, and he might be the best in the NBA at this. In some ways John was at the beginning of this.

“I have not had a single conversation with Gar about John since John left. The different situations just haven't lined up. Gar has found various ways to replace the role John left, including this year, and John has been under contract since leaving. I do have every belief that John will resume his NBA career soon, but to date the only opportunities John has declined have been lucrative money offers with Jilin in China earlier in the year and Fujian on Wednesday.”

Lucas, 31, has spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz, signing multi-year NBA deals in 2012 and 2013. The 5-foot-11 product has scored 4.8 points and registered 1.4 assists per game in his career, and averaged 3.8 points and one assist in 42 appearances for Utah a season ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Tony Allen Fined $15K For Intentionally Striking Cameraman's Camera

Tony Allen was fined $15,000 on Tuesday for intentionally striking a cameraman during Monday's 93-81 Memphis Grizzlies victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kalin Lucas Signs With Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Kalin Lucas.

Lucas (6-1, 186) recently averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis. The 25-year-old, who also played for the Grizzlies in the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League, was originally signed on Sept. 25 and waived on Oct. 25.

Via NBA.com

Knicks Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol In Free Agency

The New York Knicks are widely expected to pursue Marc Gasol with cap space in the 2015 offseason.


Phil Jackson coached Pau Gasol with the Los Angeles Lakers and he believes Marc Gasol is the "quintessential center to play in the triangle offense."

Gasol will almost certainly receive max contract offers in the offseason.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

Adams Refutes Rep As Dirty Player, Claim He Baited Randolph Into Playoff Suspension

Steven Adams already has a reputation around the league as he enters his second NBA season.

Luke Hancock Waived By Grizzlies

Luke Hancock recorded two points in nine minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 9 at Houston.

Michael Beasley To Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Michael Beasley was previously on a camp deal with the Grizzlies.

Michael Beasley Signs With Grizzlies On Camp Deal

Michael Beasley spent several days working out for the Grizzlies this week and chose that offer due to the opportunity to make the roster as a backup power forward.

Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

The Grizzlies released Jamaal Franklin under the stretch provision.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.

Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

Ed Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting.

Grizzlies Narrow GM Search To Dinwiddie, Grunwald, Makris

Peter Dinwiddie and Glen Grunwald have advanced to the final stages of the search and will soon meet with Robert Pera.

Vince Carter Agrees To Three-Year, $12.2M Deal With Grizzlies

Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12.2 million deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.

Beno Udrih Agrees To Deal With Grizzlies

Beno Udrih has agreed to re-sign with the Grizzlies.

James Johnson Agrees To Two-Year, $5M Deal With Raptors

The Raptors, Grizzlies, Jazz and Rockets were interested in James Johnson.

Mike Miller Close To Deal With Nuggets

Mike Miller is also being pursued by the Cavaliers, Grizzlies and Thunder.

Troy Daniels Receives Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Spurs, Grizzlies, Pelicans

The Rockets hope to re-sign Troy Daniels.

Ed Davis To Become Unrestricted Free Agent

Ed Davis was acquired in 2013 from the Raptors in the three-team Rudy Gay trade.

Zach Randolph Opts In, Signs For Additional $20M Until 2017

Zach Randolph was considering opting out to test free agency.

Raptors Discussing Trade For No. 22 With Grizzlies, Targeting Ennis

The Raptors are believed to be interested in Tyler Ennis.

Zach Randolph Considering Using ETO As Extension Talks With Grizzlies Stall

Memphis has held firm on a three-year extension, but Zach Randolph has preferred the security of four years.
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