NBA: Memphis Grizzlies sign Serbia forward Rade Zagorac

By The Sports Xchange   |   July 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Rade Zagorac of Serbia, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed for the 21-year-old Zagorac, who was originally acquired by the Grizzlies in a draft night trade in 2016. He has been training with the Grizzles' NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Zagorac, who played professionally in his native Serbia since 2011, appeared in 26 games (23 starts) for KK Mega Leks in the Liga ABA and averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.38 steals last season. He also started 11 of 12 games in Serbian BCL play and averaged 12.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.83 steals.

The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Zagorac was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (35th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft after he was named the 2015-16 Liga ABA MVP with KK Mega Leks. His rights were traded by the Celtics on draft night along with the rights to Deyonta Davis (31st overall) to Memphis for a 2019 first-round draft pick.

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