Report: Grizzlies signing Air Force veteran Dan Nwaelele


Patrick Christopher signed an unguaranteed contract with the Grizzlies, according to Basketball Insiders.

But he won’t make it to training camp.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Dan Nwaelele went undrafted out of Air Force in 2007, and he could have gone to training camp with the Spurs – maybe even made the team – his agent said. But he had to fulfill his military service requirement. He was on active duty until 2012, played in the D-League and then finally got to San Antonio’s camp in 2013.

The 6-foot-5 wing is a nice shooter, but at age 31, it might be too late for him to make the NBA.

Though I’m betting on Ryan Hollins claiming Memphis’ final regular-season roster spot, the coolest story would definitely be Nwaelele.