Old friend Leon Powe will sign a contact with the Memphis Grizzlies providing front court depth to a team gearing up to make a playoff push.
Powe, who had been victim of the numbers game due to the Semih Erden, Luke Harangody trade, had expressed his desire to rejoin the Boston Celtics after being bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics instead brought in Troy Murphy and Sasha Pavlovic to solidify the depth on the bench, which given Powe’s struggles to remain healthy is looking like to be the correct move. The last thing the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics need is another one of their players to miss a game due to injury.
Powe has played in 14 games this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and is considered to be healthy now after having mid-season surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee
At 34-28, Memphis is currently the 8th seed in the West, however, there is only a 2 game difference between the 5th and 8th seeds. Powe will help provide depth for the Grizzlies who recently traded mega draft bust Hasheem Thabeet to the Houston Rockets.