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As an MVP-caliber season nears an end with Xinjiang in China, Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, looking into the guard’s availability, league sources told RealGM. In helping take Xinjiang to the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs and leading the club to the second-best record in the league, Hudson is averaging 26 points, 7.6 rebounds and five assists. The CBA regular season concluded on Feb. 16, bringing a flurry of American players back to the free agency pool, but Hudson remained with his team in postseason play and will become available soon. RealGM

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For Calathes, the circuitous route to the NBA included four-plus years playing abroad in two different countries. But as a 25-year-old NBA rookie, the 6-foot-6 former Gator has made the most of his opportunity. In a six-game stretch replacing injured starting Memphis point guard Mike Conley, Calathes averaged 16.1 points, 12.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds. “In the beginning, I wasn't playing too much,” Calathes said. “But now I've gotten a great opportunity, starting to get more minutes and get in a better rhythm and obviously more confident.” The Gainesville Sun

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger compared Calathes with Greivis Vasquez, who began his NBA career with Memphis and is now playing point guard for the Toronto Raptors. “They can throw some risky passes and their bravado is what makes them good,” Joerger said. “But given that, Nick had the opportunity to play through some mistakes and gain some confidence. Then he had the opportunity to get some minutes and his confidence has remained high, and now that he's coming off the bench I don't want him to play conservative. That's not who he is.” The Gainesville Sun

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David Aldridge: Grizz, Wiz would seem natural trade partners. WAS has surplus of threes (Ariza, Webster, Porter); MEM willing to go into tax 4 upgrade. Twitter @daldridgetnt

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