In what may be a slew of free agent news in the NBA due to training camps close to arrival, the Memphis Grizzlies have announced that they have signed forward Ronald Dupree. The news was first reported by Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Dupree and the Grizzlies have agreed on a non-guaranteed one-year deal worth the minimum. By receiving a non-guaranteed offer, it is not definite he will make the roster by time the NBA preseason starts.
Undrafted in 2003, Dupree played for three different teams (Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Timberwolves) in his first three season in the league and things never panned out. After playing in a 143 games his first four season, Dupree managed to only appear in a total of eight games from 2007 until now.
With the roster likely set out for the 2012-2013 season, it’ll take a great training camp show and a devastating injury to a rotation player for Dupree to enter the season as a Grizzly as the team is expected to keep a total of 13 players on the roster going into October.