4:30pm: Lucas has been officially waived, the team has announced.
2:20pm: The Grizzlies have waived Kalin Lucas, Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting (Twitter link). The team intends for Lucas to play for them in the D-League, provided he clears waivers, Charania notes. Waiving Lucas reduces Memphis’ preseason roster count to 15 players, so they don’t have to make any further roster moves.
Lucas’ contract was non-guaranteed, so the Grizzlies aren’t on the hook for any cash for the 25-year-old point guard. He was a longshot to make the team out of camp, and spending time in the D-League should improve his shot at landing another shot at the NBA, either via a 10-day contract or a camp invite next summer.
He hasn’t seen any regular season action yet, but during his four seasons at Michigan State, Lucas averaged 14.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, and 4.0 APG. His slash line was .425/.377/.796.