Grizzlies Waive Josh Akognon, Derrick Byars

The Grizzlies announced that they have waived guard Josh Akognon and forward Derrick Byars.  Memphis' roster now stands at 16.

Akognon spent three games with the Mavericks last season and also played for the Liaoning Jiebao Hunters in China, where he averaged 29 points per game.  The 27-year-old Cal State Fullerton product was claimed off waivers by Memphis on July 23rd after his minimum-salary contract was waived by Dallas on July 21st.  

Byars, a Vanderbilt product, played competed for ALBA Berlin in Germany and Caciques de Humacao in Puerto Rico last season.  Memphis signed the 29-year-old as a free agent on Sept. 29th but his stay didn't last too long.


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