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Lester Hudson signs with Grizzlies… another Cleveland loss

Apr 20, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

Lester Hudson

On the scale of players Cleveland has lost in recent years, Lester Hudson is not that big of one — but it is a loss.

And it’s Memphis’ gain.

Hudson played pretty well for the Cavaliers, better than expected for a guy on a 10-day deal. But after not signing for the rest of the season in Cleveland — we’re not sure what happened, the Cavs officially say they decided not to re-sign him but now say there was interest — Hudson has landed with the Memphis Grizzlies. And because he was signed as a free agent and not waived by the Cavaliers, he can be part of Memphis’ playoff roster.

With the Cavs Hudson averaged 12.7 points and 2.7 assists on 39.1 percent shooting — solid numbers for a backup. He could give Memphis 10-15 solid minutes a game behind Mike Conley.

  1. cjispro - Apr 20, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Gilbert Arenas.

  2. ozzie82 - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Keep on Hatin’ Kurt. YOU referenced other players who left. YOU claim that Cleveland fans cannot let go.

    Hudson was below the Mendoza line in both FG% and 3-pt% and not a real PG even though the size of one.

  3. onlyincleveland0316 - Apr 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Get your facts curt. It was reported this morning locally that the Cavs and Memphis offered the same contract, but he chose to go ‘home’ to Memphis. Sheesh! You need to get your head out your corn hole!

  4. oldmanbasketball - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Would’ve liked to see Lester next season with the Cavs. But I’m glad he’s getting another shot with the Grizzlies.

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