The Memphis Grizzlies are retaining one of their key reserves from last season. Via ESPN.com :
The Memphis Grizzlies struck a deal Thursday to re-sign guard Beno Udrih, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com that Udrih, who was claimed off waivers from New York last season by the Grizzlies, will sign a two-year deal to stay with Memphis. The contract will start at the league’s bi-annual exception valued at $2.1 million.
The deal, sources said, will be made official this week after the league-wide moratorium on signings and trades was lifted Thursday.
Udrih’s numbers with the Grizzlies (2.7 points and .6 assists per game) may not seem like much, but when Nick Calathes went out due to his drug suspension, Udrih played very nicely as a backup point guard. More importantly, with Calathes’ status with the team being in limbo at the moment, it is important for the Grizzlies to know that they will go into training camp with a quality backup point guard for Mike Conley, Jr.