In what is rapidly becoming a repetitive trend between the team and these two players, the Grizzlies have announced in a press release that they have waived Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside. These moves will reduce Memphis’ current roster count to 14 players, one below the league maximum. Both players were signed just yesterday because five Grizzlies were sidelined for last night’s contest against the Raptors with stomach viruses.
This concludes Lucas’ third stint with the Grizzlies this season, as he was with the Grizzlies during the summer league and the preseason before the franchise cut him a few days shy of opening night. Lucas was then re-signed to provide depth behind starting point Mike Conley, who had been nursing a tender ankle. He was waived for the second time on November 9th. Lucas recorded one steal in six minutes of action in his NBA debut last night.
This was Whiteside’s second deal with the Grizzlies this season. He was originally signed on September 25th and he appeared in five preseason games averaging 3.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks before being waived on October 22nd. Whiteside did not enter last night’s game, and has not seen a single minute of NBA action this season.