Report: Grizzlies signing Air Force veteran Dan Nwaelele

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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.