The Memphis Grizzlies needed some help at point guard with Mike Conley's ailing ankle becoming a concern, and they did not have to look very far as they signed Kalin Lucas from their D-League affiliate Iowa Energy. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Shams Charania of RealGM reports that the deal is non-guaranteed.
The Grizzlies' deal to re-sign point guard Kalin Lucas: one-year, non-guaranteed, with a guarantee date in January, league sources say.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 4, 2014
Lucas played with the Grizzlies during the Orlando Summer League and the NBA preseason. He averaged 3.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the field in limited minutes (7.9 per game).
He also appeared in 29 games during the 2013-14 season for the Grizzlies' affiliate Iowa Energy, and averaged 15.1 points, five assists, and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Lucas is a consummate floor general and will definitely bring an air of leadership to Memphis regardless of his playing time or role on the team.
Since graduating from Michigan State University as a four-year starter, Lucas has played professionally in Turkey and Greece having success wherever he plays.
The Memphis Grizzlies' roster is now full at 15 players.