Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has recalled guard Wade Baldwin IV and center Deyonta Davis from the Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate. Baldwin (6-4, 202) has appeared in 33 games (22 starts) for the Energy and averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 28.2 minutes. The 20-year-old has played 24 games (one start) for the Grizzlies during his rookie season and averaged 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists. The Belle Mead, N.J. native was drafted by Memphis in the first round (17th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Vanderbilt University.
Whatever the solution is, it will have to come from within. There are no reinforcements. No easy answers. And no, Larry Sanders — signed after Bogut’s injury — doesn’t sound like a viable option. “Well, we have to try to get him in some better shape. Right now his timing and shape is not good,” Lue said. “That’s why he’s been in the D-League playing and trying to get ready. The guys in the D-League say he’s been great. He’s just trying to work and trying to get to that point. “Right now Tristan is all we have.”
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Davis Bertans and guard Bryn Forbes to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. Bertans is averaging 4.3 points and 1.4 rebounds while shooting .394 (54-137) from beyond the arc in 11.6 minutes in 58 appearances with San Antonio, while Forbes is averaging 1.7 points in 6.3 minutes in his 27 games played this season.