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Nick Calathes | Guard

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 213
College: Florida
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Nick Calathes scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench with Mike Conley (ankle) out on Monday.
Calathes and Beno Udrih (nine points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, 24 minutes) split the point guard minutes and that's going to be a nightmare for owners to figure out from night-to-night. Unless you're getting a great price on them in a DFS league, they're not worth pursuing for however long Conley is out. Mar 16 - 11:30 PM

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Nick Calathes scored four points on 1-of-9 from the field against the Wizards on Thursday with seven rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He played in garbage time, so the playing time is a little misleading. Calathes is a decent stat guy when he gets run and he did have a handful of good games last season while Mike Conley was on the shelf, but he'll need more than just a Conley injury to be relevant in standard leagues.
Mar 12 - 11:43 PM

Nick Calathes may head back to Europe when he becomes a free agent after the 2014-15 season.

Calathes is reportedly unhappy with his current backup role and would presumably get a larger contract in Europe. The 26-year-old has previously played overseas and has previously said he'd like to play in Greece again for Panathinaikos. Calathes is currently averaging 13.1 minutes and has 4.1 points, 2,5 assists, 1.3 rebounds this season and can safely be left on the wire in all leagues.
Mar 5 - 9:33 AM

Nick Calathes thrived with an expanded role on Tuesday, coming off the bench for 13 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Mike Conley's absence.

Beno Udrih started so Calathes had the backup job all to himself, and he reminded NBA fans why the Grizzlies inked the 25-year-old to a two-year contract in 2013. Conley's sprained wrist isn't likely to keep him out for long, so Calathes is only worth considering as a streaming play in most leagues.
Jan 27 - 11:09 PM

Nick Calathes played 23 minutes on Saturday vs. the Nuggets, scoring four points on 2-of-9 shooting to go with five assists, two boards and one block.

After five straight DNPs, he finally got back into the rotation on Saturday due to the injury of Beno Udrih (leg contusion). However, unless Udrih sees more time on the sidelines, Calathes shouldn't be owned in all but the deepest of leagues.
Jan 4 - 1:02 AM

Grizzlies PG Nick Calathes played eight minutes in his season debut on Sunday, having served his 20-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.

Calathes entered to an ovation from the home crowd in Memphis, but finished scoreless with just one rebound to his credit. He and Beno Udrih (11 points, five assists in 20 minutes) will compete for backup PG minutes behind Mike Conley, but right now Udrih is the guy to own in deep leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:21:00 PM

Nick Calathes' has served his 13-game suspension and will be available to play Sunday vs. the Clippers, sending Jordan Adams to the inactives list.

Head coach David Joerger said that he'll be bringing Calathes back slowly, so there's not much upside here. He'll serve as a third-string point guard, playing behind Mike Conley and Beno Udrih, so he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Nick Calathes scored a team-high 14 points for Greece in a losing effort vs. Serbia in Sunday's World Cup elimination game.

Calathes had a nice tournament but his Greek team bowed out in the round of 16, while Serbia, led by Bogdan Bogdanovic, will advance to the quarterfinals. Calathes will rejoin the Grizzlies but must sit out the first 13 games due to last season's suspension. When he does return he'll be fighting Beno Udrih for reserve PG minutes.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 03:07:00 PM

The Grizzlies will keep Nick Calathes as their backup PG this season, despite his desire to sign a more lucrative contract in Europe.

Calathes will earn $816k during the 2013-14 season, minus whatever salary he forfeits while serving the 13 games left on his suspension for violating the league's drug policy. The Grizzlies made a good-faith effort to acquire another viable backup PG to replace Calathes, but at the end of the day they're under no obligation to release him from his cap-friendly deal.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Nick Calathes has informed the Grizzlies that he wants to return to Europe to play for Panathinaikos in Greece.

Calathes will have to stay in the NBA if Memphis picks up his $816k option for next season by July 15, though he'd face a 13-game suspension remaining from his violation of the league's anti-drug policy. He has reportedly been offered a three-year, $7.5 million offer to play in Greece, so it's not a surprise that he wants the Grizzlies to release him.
Source: Sport24.gr
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 03:43:00 PM

CSKA Moscow raised its offer to Nick Calathes to a three-year, $6.5 million deal.

This matches the offer from Panathinaikos in Greece, which is also much more than the two-year, $1.3 million he has with the Grizzlies. Calathes' contract is not guaranteed for this season and he also has 13 more games on his suspension from PEDs.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Policy.

The suspension starts now which means he won't be see postseason action. Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, an over-the-counter athletic supplement. He was solid this year and filled in admirably while Mike Conley was out earlier this season, averaging 14.7 points, 4.7 boards, 4.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.3 triples in his seven starts. Beno Udrih will back up Mike Conley, who figures to get more than 40 minutes per night vs. OKC in round one.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Nick Calathes had a potent stat line in his 18 minutes off the bench on Friday with 11 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals.

His time as the starter last month has really helped him develop as a floor general in the second unit. Still, Mike Conley is usually extremely durable, so there's little reason to add Calathes with limited playing time.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Nick Calathes played 30 minutes off the bench and had 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals on 5-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

The game was a blowout and Mike Conley didn't hit a single shot tonight, clearing the way for Calathes to see some garbage time production. As long as Conley is healthy, Calathes can continue to be ignored, despite tonight's performance.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Nick Calathes had 11 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting on Tuesday, but played just 19 minutes due to the return of Mike Conley from an ankle injury.

Sure, the line was fine tonight and Calathes might even be able to hold onto a little fantasy value for a bit while Conley gets back up to speed. But he'll need more than 19 minutes a night to make it happen. It looks like the run is over.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Vince Carter
3Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Jeff Green
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
4JaMychal Green
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos