Grizzlies aim to sign Von WaferPosted by Inside Hoops
With a 9-12 record, the Memphis Grizzlies are doing a bit better than many expected this season.
The Allen Iverson experiment only lasted three games and ended long ago, but the young team has played well. Led by Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, O.J. Mayo and Marc Gasol, Memphis has a decent core. But they can certainly keep improving and would be aided by a boost off the bench.
Enter Von Wafer, reportedly.
Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports:
The Grizzlies are attempting to sign former Houston Rockets guard Von Wafer in an effort to improve their perimeter shooting, particularly from beyond the 3-point arc.
Wafer will join the Grizzlies next week if certain dominoes fall as expected, sources told the Commercial Appeal.
Wafer, a 6-5 Florida State alum, first needs to complete a divorce with his current team, Olympiakos, a European club that reportedly has Wafer under contract for $2 million but for whom he hasn’t logged significant playing time.
Wafer played 63 games for the Rockets last season, averaging 9.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game. His career three-point shooting percentage is 33.7%, but he hit 39% in 2008-09.