Grizzlies Close To Acquiring Nick Calathes

The Mavericks are in advanced discussions on a trade with the Grizzlies that would send former second-round pick Nick Calathes to Memphis for future draft considerations, sources with knowledge of the deal tell Marc Stein of  Calathes, a 2009 second-round pick, has spent the last four seasons playing overseas

The Mavericks acknowledged in recent weeks that they were likely to deal the Florida product if they signed Israeli point guard Gal Mekel.  Sources say that Dallas has since been in discussions with multiple teams, but it now appears that the pass-first point guard is Memphis-bound.  The 24-year-old visited the Mavs in June to meet with team officials and audition for coach Rick Carlisle, but they apparently wanted Mekel more.  

Calathes is under contract to his European club, Lokomotiv Kazan, for next season but has an NBA out clause in the deal.

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