There is one team in the league -- Memphis -- with the salary-cap space to claim McDyess in the 48-hour waiver window, which would require the Grizzlies to assume McDyess' original contract terms and thus render his Denver buyout unnecessary. But NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Monday night that the Grizzlies, having indeed given some consideration to snagging McDyess -- most likely to trade him elsewhere -- are unlikely to put in a waiver claim. ESPN.com
As long as he goes unclaimed after 48 hours, McDyess would be eligible to sign with any team except Detroit as soon as Wednesday. To rejoin the Pistons, McDyess must wait 30 days from last Thursday, which is the point when all conditions to the trade were satisfied by the Nuggets and Pistons. Detroit, though, continues to rank as a heavy favorite to re-acquire McDyess as long as the Grizzlies don't intervene. Dec. 7 would be the first day Detroit is eligible to re-sign McDyess once he clears waivers, reminiscent of last season when the San Antonio Spurs traded Brent Barry to Seattle for Kurt Thomas and re-signed Barry after a month.
I think we need some veteran leadership on the roster, but I think Dice would take minutes away from Arthur and Gasol who have been playing well. We really could use another point guard. This might sound crazy, but have any of you considered the possibility of Lindsey Hunter? We would probably have to trade Lowry or Crittenton, but we could use a player like him to mentor the younger guys. He's a savvy veteran who is a great defender and can knock down the three ball. Right now Conley isn't doing anything at all, he's just out there. Hopefully he can get it together soon.