The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that they waived guards Patrick Christopher and Kalin Lucas in the final round of roster cuts following preseason. Both players were training camp invitees.
Christopher and Lucas played in all eight preseason games for the Grizzlies. Christopher averaged 4.5 points per game in 10.0 minutes, while Lucas averaged 3.1 points in 7.9 minutes. Neither have regular season experience in the NBA, although they both spent last year as part of the Chicago Bulls' training camp roster.
The Grizzlies' roster now stands at 14. None of the training camp invitees (Luke Hancock, Hassan Whiteside, and Earl Clark were all waived earlier in the preseason) were able to latch on to the regular season roster in the end. This leaves the Grizzlies with an extra roster spot they can use to facilitate a trade or sign a free agent later in the season.
The @memgrizz have waived Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher. It'll be a 14-man roster going into the season.— Pete Pranica (@PetePranica) October 25, 2014
Look for both to end up w/@iowaenergy ... Good players and good guys. They'll get a chance down the road.— Pete Pranica (@PetePranica) October 25, 2014