Jan 31, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Miroslav Raduljica (9) against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Would Miroslav Raduljica be a good backup in Memphis?

Miroslav Raduljica could fit in Memphis

The Los Angeles Clippers recently traded for big man Miroslav Raduljica, but have since waived him according to a report:

After being acquired in a three-player trade, Miroslav Raduljica will be waived by the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday morning, league sources told RealGM.

Raduljica had been prepared for a potential trade from the Milwaukee Bucks, and the team sent him and Carlos Delfino to the Clippers for Jarden Dudley and a first round pick. The Bucks received trade inquiries on Raduljica a season ago, deciding to reject them in order to keep him.

Raduljica, a Serbian seven-foot center, averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 48 games as an NBA rookie last season. He also shot 54 percent from the field and had a player efficiency rating of 15.3.

Raduljica, 26, has two years remaining on his contract: $1.5 million for next season and a non-guaranteed portion in 2015-16.

via Shams Charania of RealGM

Raduljica was a solid player in Milwaukee, and while slower, he is a big body down low.  He is also only 26 years old, and would be a good option behind Kosta Koufos.

Memphis could use an extra center, and Raduljica could come on the cheap.  It’s possible that since the Grizzlies’ roster stands at 15, that they could relegate another player to the D-League or otherwise to make space for the Serbian center.

Miroslav Raduljica will play for Serbia in the upcoming FIBA world cup.

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