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March 5, 2015 Updates

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. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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. EuroHoops.net

March 4, 2015 Updates

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 Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 31, 2014 Updates
December 9, 2014 Updates

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”. EuroHoops.net

December 3, 2014 Updates
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August 10, 2014 Updates

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 Sportando

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". Sportando

July 23, 2014 Updates

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. Sportando

July 21, 2014 Updates

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’. EuroHoops.net

July 16, 2014 Updates
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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. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

June 29, 2014 Updates

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. Sportando

June 28, 2014 Updates

Rigas Dardalis: Despite the end of the deadline and no answer by @Nick Calathes, @paobcgr is still waiting and there's optimism... Twitter @Eurohoopsnet

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