Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed free agent forward Sampson Carter. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Carter (6-8, 220) joins the Grizzlies after playing professionally last season in Slovakia, Portugal and the Dominican Republic. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 25-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21.8 minutes in 135 games (88 starts) over five seasons (2009-14) at the University of Massachusetts. The Baton Rouge, La. native attended Ridgeway High School in Memphis before beginning his collegiate career. The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 20 players. An updated roster is attached.
The Clippers have had three cracks at it with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan all in their primes, and they’re not afraid to admit the fourth could be their last — that another flameout will force them to ask whether the core has grown stale. “We’re right on the borderline,” Doc Rivers tells Grantland during a long sit-down at his office. “I have no problem saying that. I’m a believer that teams can get stale. After a while, you don’t win. It just doesn’t work. We’re right at the edge. Oklahoma City is on the edge. Memphis, too. We just have to accept it.”
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has waived guard Daniel Nwaelele (wah-LAY-lay). Nwaelele (6-5, 205) was signed by Memphis as a free agent on Sept. 28. Undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft, the 31-year-old Air Force product has played professionally in Israel (2010-11) and in the NBA Development League with the Santa Cruz Warriors (2012-14). The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 19 players.
When Joerger talks about getting more easy baskets, Green’s dynamic ability is at the front of his mind. “Jeff has all the tools,” point guard Mike Conley said. “He’s a phenomenal athlete and he can shoot the ball, too. He’ll be the first one to tell you that he knows he could have played better (last season). That’s given him a chip for this season.”