HoopsHype Nick Calathes rumors

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Former Lake Howell standout Nick Calathes flew to Memphis with his fiancee on Monday, prepared to finalize a two-year contract with the Grizzlies of the NBA. Calathes father, John, said his son is ready to live a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA after four pro seasons in Europe. A Memphis spokesperson said no contract had been signed as of 5 p.m. on Monday, but John Calathes said negotiations are over. "He's a Memphis Grizzlie," the father said. "As far as Nick is concerned it's a done deal and as far as Memphis is concerned it's a done deal. Nick is very much wanting to do this. He's a competitor and this is what he's always dreamed of. "He and Tiffany were supposed to fly up there on Sunday, but Nick was really sick over the weekend. They waited a day." Orlando Sentinel

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Alexander Chernykh: Nick Calathes informed Lokomotiv he would use his NBA opt-out clause. There is still buyout to pay though. R-Sport quoted team's president. Twitter

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The Dallas Mavericks are in advanced discussions on a trade that would send former second-round pick Nick Calathes to the Memphis Grizzlies for future draft considerations, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The Mavericks acknowledged in recent weeks that they were likely to deal Calathes -- their 2009 second-round pick who spent the last four seasons playing overseas -- if a deal was struck to sign Israeli point guard Gal Mekel. ESPN.com

June 27, 2013 Updates

Nick Calathes, 24, a 6-foot-6 point guard, visited the Mavs this week. He worked out with coach Rick Carlisle and met with team officials. According to a source, mutual interest was expressed in Calathes potentially playing for the Mavs’ summer league team and coming to training camp, but the franchise needs to see how the draft and free agency plays out before deciding whether Calathes is a fit for their roster. ESPN.com

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Nick Calathes spoke to F-Sport about his future. The American-Greek guard said that his future will be known in the next two weeks. Calathes is trying to sign a contract in the NBA but if he won't make it, he will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. "My dream is to play in the NBA. I grew up in America but I cannot make comments on that. In the next two weeks my future will be known. If I won't make it to the NBA, I will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. I have one year remaining on my contract and I like everything here in Krasnodar" said Calathes. Sportando

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He has a second year on his contract in Russia, but a buyout could happen if Dallas is convinced he can be the answer at point. The Mavericks own Calathes' NBA rights after selecting him in the second round of the 2009 draft. "I don't think there's any question Nick could have been in the league [NBA]," said Orlando Christian Prep coach Reggie Kohn, who coached Calathes at Lake Howell and remains in constant contact. "His name is hot in Europe, and he got a really good contract. I think he'll have a better understanding of the future this summer." Orlando Sentinel

July 3, 2012 Updates

Lokomotiv Kuban officially announced the signing of Nick Calathes from Panathinaikos. The American/Greek guard signed a contract for the next two seasons. Calathes averaged 8ppg in Euroleague and 7.6ppg in Greek A1 in the season 2011-12. Sportando

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