Leon Powe joins playoff-minded Grizz

Updated: March 5, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies have signed free agent Leon Powe.

Powe
Powe

Powe gives the Grizzlies help at forward, where Rudy Gay remains out after dislocating his left shoulder Feb. 15.

The 6-foot-8 Powe averaged 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season before he was waived Feb. 24.

He also brings playoff experience, serving as a key reserve for the Boston Celtics during their 2007-08 championship season.

Memphis now has three players with playoff experience as it makes a run at the postseason. The Grizzlies are eighth in the Western Conference, with a key game Monday against fourth-place Oklahoma City.

Gay is expected to miss at least a month. He is the team's leading scorer, averaging 19.8 points.


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