Grizzlies Trim Roster To 13
Memphis, Tennessee – The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard/forward Ronald Dupree, center Jerome Jordan and guard Ronald Murray, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.
Dupree (6-7, 209) averaged 3.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 13.2 minutes in six games for Memphis after signing as a free agent on Sept. 29. The six-year NBA veteran (2005-11) holds career averages of 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds on .427 shooting in 11.2 minutes in 157 games (eight starts) with the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Seattle SuperSonics and Toronto Raptors. The 31-year-old LSU product also has played in the NBA Development League for the Huntsville Flight, Tulsa 66ers and Utah Flash.
Jordan (7-0, 253) posted 5.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.14 blocks in 12.6 minutes in seven games (three starts) for the Grizzlies after signing as a free agent on Sept. 29. The 25-year-old Tulsa product recorded 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds on .515 shooting in 5.1 minutes in 21 games as a rookie last season with the New York Knicks. The Kingston, Jamaica native also has played for the NBA D-League’s Erie Bayhawks and overseas in Serbia and Slovenia after being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
Murray (6-4, 200) registered 4.3 points and 1.8 assists in 11.8 minutes in four appearances for Memphis after signing as a free agent on Oct. 1. The eight-year NBA veteran (2002-10) owns career averages of 9.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .414 shooting in 22.7 minutes in 487 games (92 starts) with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls. Drafted by Milwaukee in the second round (41st overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft, the 33-year-old Shaw product has played the last two seasons in Turkey (2010-11) and, most recently, the 2012 D-League Champion Austin Toros.
Memphis’ current roster stands at 13. A final regular season roster is attached.