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 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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