HoopsHype Nick Calathes rumors

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For Calathes, the circuitous route to the NBA included four-plus years playing abroad in two different countries. But as a 25-year-old NBA rookie, the 6-foot-6 former Gator has made the most of his opportunity. In a six-game stretch replacing injured starting Memphis point guard Mike Conley, Calathes averaged 16.1 points, 12.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds. “In the beginning, I wasn't playing too much,” Calathes said. “But now I've gotten a great opportunity, starting to get more minutes and get in a better rhythm and obviously more confident.” The Gainesville Sun

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger compared Calathes with Greivis Vasquez, who began his NBA career with Memphis and is now playing point guard for the Toronto Raptors. “They can throw some risky passes and their bravado is what makes them good,” Joerger said. “But given that, Nick had the opportunity to play through some mistakes and gain some confidence. Then he had the opportunity to get some minutes and his confidence has remained high, and now that he's coming off the bench I don't want him to play conservative. That's not who he is.” The Gainesville Sun

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Memphis Grizzlies players Jon Leuer, Nick Calathes, Jamaal Franklin, Willie Reed, Melvin Ely and Tony Gaffney will make a special appearance at the Grizzlies Block Party at Olive Branch City Park (8267 Goodman Rd.) as part of the Grizzlies’ 2013 Round Town Tour on Thursday, October 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The tour will continue throughout Memphis and the Mid-South during the entire month of October at block parties and festivals to get Grizz Nation excited about the upcoming season. NBA.com

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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

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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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