NBA News: Free Agent Ray McCallum Likely To Sign For Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies will not be getting the services of Mario Chalmers for the rest of this season as the point guard has sustained a ruptured Achilles. The Grizzlies are likely to sign free agent guard, Ray McCallum as his replacement.Advertisement
After being waived by the San Antonio Spurs, McCallum has been linked to the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks, according to sources. The Spurs released McCallum on February 29 to create a roster spot for Andre Miller.
24-year-old McCallum played in 31 games at an average of 8.3 minutes per game, for the San Antonio Spurs. He averaged 2.2 points and 1.1 assists. His average and role declined from 7.4 in 2015 season playing 21.1 minutes per game since joining the Spurs in the offseason, as reports Today’s Fastbreak. McCallum will get more playing minutes with the Grizzlies until Mike Conley returns.
The Grizzlies are looking forward to boost their guard-depth, as an injury ruled out Mario Chalmers for the rest of this season apart from also missing the services of guard Conley. The Grizzlies will also be signing guard Briante Weber on a 10-day-contract. Weber featured in the development League’s Sioux Falls SkyForce. The 23-year-old guard has posted 10.1 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game in 27.8 minute for the Sky Force.
McCallum was the 36th pick of 2013 draft for Sacramento Kings. He played two seasons for the Kings before signing for the San Antonio Spurs. According to the Vertical, free-agent McCallum is set to travel to Memphis on Friday to finalize the deal.