Nick Calathes RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.1 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.1 kg.
Tim MacMahon: Nick Calathes was among PGs to get a call from Mavs tonight. Played in HS and college with Chandler Parsons.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced they have extended a qualifying offer to guard Nick Calathes, but didn’t give any details on the deal. By extending a qualifying offer to Calathes before the June 30 deadline, Memphis holds the right to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team after becoming a restricted free agent on July 1.
Fenerbahce, who confirmed Zeljko Obradovic for two more seasons and is trying to keep Nemanja Bjelica, has as main goal for the summer to sign a first class point guard. Two are the players in Fenerbahce wishlist: Nick Calathes and Milos Teodosic.
Grizzlies emotional swingman Tony Allen made no apologies for causing havoc Wednesday night in a win over the Houston Rockets. Allen, however, expressed regret about his behavior that led to him serving a one-game suspension for violating team policy on Tuesday. A physical altercation with reserve guard Nick Calathes during a drill led to Allen lashing out at coaches and refusing to continue practice.
On the financial aspect, the 26 years-old guard decided to cut dramatically his salary in order to chase the NBA dream, compared to the contract he was offered by his last team, Lokomotiv Kuban. After two seasons during which he is not enjoying his role and he doesn’t get the minutes he would want – something that applies almost to every athlete by the way – he is not eager to stay in the NBA with a low level contract. That means only a deal of 2-2,5 millions US dollars per season could keep him there and that’s also hard to get.
Nick Calathes of Memphis Grizzlies will be a free agent in the summer. The Greek point guard is about to enter the pick of his career and Eurohoops is examining his situation and his more than possible, according to sources, return to Europe for a multiyear deal.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say practice confrontation between Grizz teammates Tony Allen and Nick Calathes, while heated, did not rise to “physical” level. Sources say Tony Allen’s one-game ban largely stemmed from fact he waved off coaches’ attempts to calm him down after tangle with Calathes
Allen was suspended for the game because of violating a team policy. After more digging into the issue, Allen’s physical confrontation was apparently with Calathes during practice. Frustration clearly is building with the team playing poorly and the starting unit lacking consistent and forceful play.
As he said from Memphis to Greek television station OTE TV in a specific question about a possible summer return for Panathinaikos, leaving the NBA is not something that he would like: “This is not something that I think about. I am focused in my team and I hope to succeed and get minutes. It’s obvious that I want to play here, I want to be here, so this is not something on the back of my mind”.
Nick Calathes gave an interview at Το Βήμα της Κυριακής (newspaper) and he said about the NBA. (…) Rumors during the summer. “It was a lot stressful everything that happened this summer. I didn’t know where I was going to play next season. There was a lot of confusion, while my primary agent, the one who got the deal, got a job at the Memphis Grizzlies as a GM and then he got fired, so I didn’t know if I had a second year. At the same time, my agent was talking with European teams, but at the end the Grizzlies decided to keep me. So I am going back and I will do my best to find a better contract, next season. If I don’t make it, I’ll go back to Europe
Nick Calathes on suspension for doping “I was shocked. I could not believe it. They call me from the lab of the NBA and they told my they found a illegal substance. Never in my life I got anything, to help me play basketball. Actually, I am against that. First, I talked with my wife, then with my father, but still i could not believe it. When I apologized to FIBA, I was honest. I admit I made the mistake to use something, without knowing what was in it and I had to say that to my team, but I didn’t. They appreciated my honesty”.
Upon the player’s request, the FIBA Disciplinary Panel held a hearing by telephone conference on 16 July 2014. The Panel rendered its decision on 21 July 2014 finding that Mr. Calathes has violated the FIBA Anti-doping Regulations and, therefore, he is ineligible to participate in FIBA Competitions for a period of four (4) months starting from 19 April 2014 until 18 August 2014 (including). During the period of ineligibility the player is not allowed to compete in any basketball game, including friendly games. The decision issued by the FIBA Disciplinary Panel is valid for FIBA and all National Member Federations of FIBA and has no impact on the existing NBA decision. The decision is subject to appeal within a period of 14 days to the FIBA Appeals’ Panel.
And as Calathes himself said: “I’m very happy that I found myself again in the environment of Panathinaikos, and also to meet and talk with Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos. We have to tell the truth: Right now my goal is to play as well as possible in the NBA, but it is certain that when I return to Europe I will play only for Panathinaikos’.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis has tried to acquire what it felt would be upgrade on Calathes to accommodate him, but has been unable, sources tell Yahoo.
Steve Kyler: Memphis guard Nick Calathes expects to find out his eligibility for the World Games soon, a teleconference is scheduled with FIBA. Given that Calathes is technically suspended in the NBA, FIBA would need to grant him approval to play for Greece in the World Games.
Nick Calathes wants to return to Panathinaikos, according to Sport24.gr. The American-Greek point guard already informed the Memphis Grizzlies that he wants to return to Europe after one year in the NBA.
Rigas Dardalis: Despite the end of the deadline and no answer by @Nick Calathes, @paobcgr is still waiting and there’s optimism...
Panathinaikos raised the bar early in the summer by making a run to get Nick Calathes and then mentioning the possibility of targeting Jimmer Fredette. However it seems than none of those two players is expected to end up in Athens. On the contrary the club has give a deadline to Calathes in order to sign a contract.