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Grizzlies re-sign guard Atkins to one-year contract

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies re-signed guard
Chucky Atkins to a one-year contract on Monday.

Atkins averaged 11.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 43
games with the Grizzlies after signing with them on Jan. 23 -- five days
after agreeing to a buyout of his contract with Washington. He was
averaging 6.7 points and 2.5 assists with the Wizards, but was
dissatisfied with his playing time.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Having him and Damon Stoudamire as experienced point guards
who can mentor our younger players is invaluable to this team,"
Grizzlies president Jerry West said in a statement.

The 5-11, 185-pound Atkins joined the league as a free agent
with Orlando in 1999 and has also played for Detroit, Boston and
the Los Angeles Lakers.