[Update: The Commecial Appeal is reporting that the Grizzlies have picked up Memphis for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. They are reporting that Hudson is eligible for postseason play because he had not been waived by the Cavs.
This is great for Hudson, given that he will be playing the rest of the season for a strong playoff contender, and that he will be playing in his hometown of Memphis]
To quote the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Les-anity” is over.
At least in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers have decided not to resign former UT Martin standout Lester Hudson after his 2nd 10 day contract expired.
An interesting note from the Plain Dealer article:
Apparently Hudson had been hoping the Cavs would sign him for the rest of the season when his first 10-day contract expired on April 8. The Cavs were interested, but on their timetable and at their price, and the two sides were unable to reach agreement on Thursday.
There’s no doubt that Hudson stock has been rising over the past few weeks, but I find it odd that he would refuse a contract. Has he done well enough to get picked up by another team?
Absolutely. In his 20 days with the team, he averaged over twelve points, 3 and a half rebounds and almost 3 assists in 24 minutes per game. We’ll see where Hudson gets picked up.