Rookie point guard Nick Calathes filled in admirably for the Memphis Grizzlies in the absence of starting point guard Mike Conley.
With Conley out, Calathes played very well, helping to keep the Grizzlies afloat and contention for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.
On Wednesday, the league reward Calathes for his recent play, naming him the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of February.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 6, 2014
Calathes put up 10.7 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game during the month of February.
Calathes was selected in the second round with the 45th overall pick in 2009 after playing for the Florida Gators. Calathes opted to play overseas after the draft before returning to America to play in the NBA this year.
On the season, Calathes is averaging 4.9 points, 2.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 45.8% from the field, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 55.3% from the free throw line.