Memphis reportedly signed Slovenian guard Beno Udrih

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Memphis Grizzlies struggled this season due to injuries and with primary point guard Mike Conley always sidelined by injuries, cack-up Nick Calathes is not enough anymore to man the point considering that the Playoffs is fast approaching.

The Grizzlies reportedly picked up ex-Knicks guard Udrih .

Conley went down but thankfully, rookie Nick Calathes stepped in admirably and kept the team afloat in Conley’s absence. Conley is now back and starting again, but Memphis made a move to further shore up their point guard corps, writes Marc Stein of, but adding recently waived Knicks point guard Beno Udrih.

The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed veteran point guard Beno Udrih off waivers, has learned.

Sources told on Wednesday that the Grizzlies put in a successful waiver claim to acquire Udrih, who was released Monday by the New York Knicks.

The Grizzlies, sources said, turned their attention to acquiring Udrih for their backcourt after attempts to strike a deal with Jimmer Fredette – who is about to secure his release from the Sacramento Kings via buyout — proved unsuccessful.

Sources say veteran forward Metta World Peace, who was also waived Monday after he and Udrih negotiated buyouts with New York, cleared waivers Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET and is now an unrestricted free agent.

Udrih would be a perfect fit for the Grizzlies with his outside shooting that could provide some space to other shooters especially Mike Miller.

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