HoopsHype Nick Calathes rumors

August 24, 2013 Updates

One of the first things Nick Calathes wants you to know is that he strongly believes he can play in the NBA. And that’s not all that he subscribes to. “I’m not a rookie,” Calathes said Wednesday, a day after his first NBA contract was finalized with the Grizzlies. Calathes, a 24-year-old point guard, isn’t cocky. He exudes a healthy confidence about the ability to make four years of playing professional basketball in Europe work at the game’s highest level. Memphis Commercial Appeal

August 20, 2013 Updates

Ronald Tillery: Griz officially announce Nick Calathes signing. Needed FIBA letter of clearance that verified buyout from Russian team. CA story coming... Twitter @CAGrizBlog

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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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