ACQUIRE TREY GILDER
Joins Team from NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies
- The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that Trey
Gilder has signed an NBA Development League contract and joined the Red Claws.
To make room for Gilder, the Red Claws waived Gary Ervin. The announcement was
made by Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings.
Gilder signed as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies on August 27, 2009. In
two regular season games with Memphis
this season, the 6-9, 205-pound forward collected two points, one rebound and a
steal in a total of five minutes of action. Gilder, 24, also appeared in six
preseason games, averaging 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes. He was a
member of the Grizzlies’ undefeated 2009 Vegas Summer League roster, posting 5.4
points and 2.8 rebounds on 63.2 percent shooting in 12.8 minutes in five games.
The Desoto, Texas
native, who originally worked out for the club at a three-day free agent
mini-camp in Memphis
from May 11-13, 2009, was waived by the Grizzlies on November 5.
reserve for the 2009 NBA D-League Champion Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League
last season, Gilder averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in 23.9 minutes in 50
games as the team posted the D-League’s best regular season record (34-16) and
captured the NBA D-League title. He
averaged 10.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game in all four of
the team’s postseason contests.
Gilder, who was not selected in the 2008 NBA Draft, was named to the 2007-08
All-Southland Conference First Team after leading the Northwestern State Demons
in points (16.4) and rebounds (6.2) as a senior, finishing ninth in school
history in points in a single season (542).
Gilder is an exceptional basketball player who brings depth and athleticism to
our team,” said Jennings.
“Trey’s was an instrumental part of the team that won last year’s NBA D-League
championship. With the addition of
Gilder and Alexis Ajinca today, and the addition of Bill Walker a week ago plus
our current players, we feel we have a team that can compete with anyone. I am
excited for Red Claws fans to see our first home game on Friday.”