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Nick Calathes

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Completed his rookie season in Memphis with averages of 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.92 steals on .457 shooting in 16.5 minutes in 71 games (seven starts) following an acclaimed four‐year overseas career with Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia (2012‐13) and Panathinaikos Athens in Greece (2009‐12)… Ranked fourth among rookies in steals per game, sixth in assists per game and 17th in points per game… Named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February, the first Grizzlies rookie to win the award since O.J. Mayo in April 2009, after averaging 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.75 steals on .495 shooting in 28.6 minutes during the month… Averaged 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.57 steals on .518 shooting in 36.0 minutes in seven starts from Feb. 1‐12… Scored a career‐high 22 points and made a career‐high four three‐pointers in his first career start on Feb. 1 vs. Milwaukee… Recorded the second‐highest scoring total by a Grizzlies player making a first career start (Pau Gasol, 27 on Nov. 6, 2001 at Phoenix)… Recorded 10+ points and 5+ assists in six consecutive games from Feb. 5‐18, a streak accomplished by only four other Grizzlies (Greg Anthony, Mike Bibby, Mike Conley, Jason Williams)… Recorded a personal‐best four steals on Feb. 3 at Oklahoma City, Feb. 12 at Orlando and March 5 at Brooklyn… Dished out a career‐high nine assists on March 11 vs. Portland… Collected a career‐high eight rebounds on March 14 at Toronto… Shot .480 from the field in his final 44 games compared to .369 shooting in his first 27 career games… Led the team or shared the team lead in scoring twice, rebounding once, assists 13 times, steals 21 times, blocks twice and minutes four times… Scored 10+ points 12 times and 20+ points once... DNP (Coach’s Decision) 11 times. 2014 Playoffs: Serving a 20‐game league suspension, announced by the NBA on April 18… Not with team for first five games while serving league suspension… Moved to Suspended List starting in Game 6 of the opening round series on May 1 vs. Oklahoma City.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
A member of the senior Greek National Team, has averaged 6.9 points in 41 career games since 2009… 2012-13 (Russia): Played for Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia… Named MVP of the EuroCup after averaging 12.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, a league-best 6.7 assists and 1.4 steals on .521 shooting in 17 games, leading Lokomotiv to the 2013 EuroCup Championship… Posted 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals on .555 shooting in 30 games in the VTB United League, guiding the team to the VTB United League Finals… Ranked third in the VTB in assists per game… Recorded 12.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals on .547 shooting in 14 games in the Russian League… 2011-12 (Greece): Played his third and final season with Panathinaikos Athens… Averaged 7.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals on .582 shooting in 23 games in the Euroleague, advancing to the Euroleague Final Four… Helped guide Panathinaikos to the Greek League Finals by posting 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals on .565 shooting in 35 games… SUMMER 2011: Averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 assists for the Greek National Team at EuroBasket 2011… 2010-11 (Greece): Won the 2011 Euroleague Championship and 2011 Greek League title in his second season with Panathinaikos… Averaged 5.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists on .625 shooting in 21 Euroleague games… Posted 7.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals on .594 shooting in 34 games in the Greek League… Named the 2011 All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com… SUMMER 2010: Averaged 4.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in six games for the Greek National Team in the FIBA World Championships in Turkey… 2009-10 (Greece): Helped Panathinaikos win the 2010 Greek League Championship in his first professional season… Averaged 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists on .600 shooting in 31 games in the Greek League… Averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12 games in Euroleague play… SUMMER 2009: Debuted with the senior Greek National Team, winning the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2009… Averaged 4.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals… SUMMER 2008: Averaged 11.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 10 games at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship for the Greek U20 National Team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (45th overall) of the NBA Draft on June 25, 2009… Draft rights traded on draft night by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Dallas Mavericks for a 2010 second round draft pick and cash considerations… Draft rights traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Memphis lifting the protection on its 2016 second round draft pick already owed to Dallas on July 22, 2013… Signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Aug. 20, 2013.

COLLEGE:
A versatile playmaker at the University of Florida, averaged 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.8 steals on .455 shooting in 72 games in two seasons with the Gators… Broke the school record for assists and assists per game in each of his first two years, totaling 221 as a freshman (6.1 assists per game) and 231 (6.4) as a sophomore… Left Florida ranked third in program history in assists after just two seasons… Holds the UF record for total points through a sophomore season (1,170 points)… Led the Southeastern Conference in assists and assists per game in each of his two collegiate seasons… 2008-09 (Sophomore): The only player in the nation to average at least 15 points, five rebounds and six assists per game… Unanimously selected 2009 First Team All-SEC after leading Florida in scoring (17.2 points), assists (6.4 assists) and steals (68)... Averaged 5.3 rebounds and shot .482 from the field in 36 games… Ranked in the top 10 in nine out of 13 major statistical categories and placed in the top five in six… Scored a career-high 33 points on Feb. 10, 2009 at Kentucky… Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds on Jan. 28, 2009 vs. Georgia… Set a career high with 13 assists on Feb. 14, 2009 at Georgia… 2007-08 (Freshman): Named 2008 SEC Newcomer of the Year and 2008 co-SEC Freshman of the Year (with Kentucky’s Patrick Patterson) after leading Florida in scoring (15.3 points) and assists (6.1) to go with 5.2 rebounds on .426 shooting in 36 games… A Second Team All-SEC selection.

PERSONAL:
Born Feb. 7, 1989 in Casselberry, Florida… Full name is Nicholas William Calathes… Last name is pronounced cuh-LAY-thus… Holds Greek citizenship, as both of his parents are Greek… Brother, Pat, played collegiately at Saint Joseph’s University from 2004-08 and has played professionally in Greece, Israel and Kazakhstan… A McDonald’s All-America, Parade All-America, Jordan All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year and a two-time Florida Mr. Basketball at Lake Howell High School… Became the third player to ever win Florida Mr. Basketball twice… Reached the state final four in each of his four years in high school… Left Lake Howell HS as the leading scorer in school history and Seminole County history and the third-leading scorer in Central Florida history… Averaged 28.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 4.0 steals in 35 games as a senior, teaming with future Gator teammate Chandler Parsons to lead Lake Howell to a 31-3 record and a 2007 state title… Averaged 26.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals in 33 games as a high school junior… Posted 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals in 32 games as a high school sophomore.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 213 lbs./ 96.6 kg
Born: February 07, 1989
From: Florida
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2013 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2009 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Florida/USA

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