Memphis Grizzlies sign Yakhouba Diawara

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The Memphis Grizzlies continue to make additions to their team before training camp starts. This time, they’ve signed forward Yakhouba Diawara.


After his four seasons in the NBA, Diawara has spent most of his time competing in the Serie A league in Italy. At 6’7, 225 lbs., Diawara has ideal size to play the small forward position in the NBA. What eventually made him fizzle out of the league was his poor shooting. He shot 30.1% from three-point range, 35.7% from the field, and 65% from the foul line in his NBA career.

Unless his shooting has really improved, I don’t see hims sticking with the Grizzlies. The last thing the Grizzlies need is a swingman who can’t shoot.

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