Grizzlies pick up veteran Udrih off waivers
The Grizzlies claimed veteran point guard Beno Udrih off waivers, the team announced Thursday.
Waived by the Knicks on Feb. 24, Udrih (6-3, 205) joins Memphis with career averages of 8.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists on .461 shooting in 23.3 minutes in 659 games (255 starts) over 10 seasons.
The 31-year-old averaged 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists on .425 shooting in 19.0 minutes in 31 games (12 starts) with New York. He has also played with the Spurs (2004-07), Kings (2007-11), Bucks (2011-13) and Magic (2012-13).
A two-time NBA champion with San Antonio (2005, 2007), Udrih owns career postseason averages of 2.9 points and 0.9 assists in 8.6 minutes in 36 playoff appearances.
The Celje, Slovenia native was drafted by San Antonio in the first round (28th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. Prior to his NBA career, he played internationally in Slovenia (1998-2002), Israel (2002-03), Italy (2003-04) and Russia (2003-04).
It's a move that adds depth behind Mike Conley and Nick Calathes after the Grizzlies had traded Jerryd Bayless to the Celtics for Courtney Lee.