HoopsHype Damien Wilkins rumors
The Memphis Grizzlies waived Josh Davis and Damien Wilkins, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today. Davis, a 6-8, 235-pound forward, averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.0 minutes in five preseason games after originally signing with the team as a free agent on Sept. 29. The 30-year-old holds career averages of 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 52 games (six starts) over three NBA seasons (2003-06) with the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns. My FOX Memphis
Kenny Thomas, Luke Jackson and Tre Kelley were cut today after each appeared in at least one of the Grizzlies' three preseason game. Damien Wilkins and Josh Davis remain as the team's training camp invitees playing with non-guaranteed contracts. The Griz have 14 players with guaranteed deals and can only keep a maximum of 15, according to NBA rules. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Damien Wilkins' father played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He might not mind doing so himself. Wilkins, a free-agent swingman, said he worked out Tuesday with the Cavaliers. He said others in the workout included free-agent guards Von Wafer and Alan Anderson. Wilkins, 30, is the son of Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins. His father played in the NBA from 1985-99, including 1992-94 with the Cavaliers. During that time, Damien averaged 25 points-per-game as an eighth-grader for Revere Middle School in Akron, Ohio. "It went well,'' Wilkins said by phone about Tuesday's workout. "They're a very good organization. They've got a great team even though they lost LeBron (James, an Akron native). I still think they can compete. They've got a really good coaching staff.'' FanHouse.com
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