The Knicks trimmed their roster to 16 on Saturday by waiving Trey Burke, Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Nigel Hayes. None of three players played in the preseason finale and The Knicks already had 15 guaranteed contracts…
July 29, 2018, 4:27 pmXavier Rathan-MayesG, Los Angeles Lakers
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has agreed to a contract with AEK Athens.
Rathan-Mayes just finished playing on a Lakers Summer League team that scorched through the majority of teams along with having a pretty strong rookie year in the G-League. He played for the Westchester Knicks and averaged 16.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. His game isn't quite developed enough for actual NBA play yet, but maybe after a couple of seasons overseas he'll be polished enough to get on a true roster.
June 27, 2018, 6:40 pmXavier Rathan-MayesPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has made the Lakers' Summer League roster.
He's one of several players on the list who appeared in the NBA last season, including Josh Hart and Alex Caruso. Rookies Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Mortiz Wagner will also be there, alongside new two-way player Malik Newman. You can see the full roster below.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers
March 14, 2018, 8:37 amBriante WeberPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Guard Briante Weber has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies while Xavier Rathan-Mayes won’t be brought back.
Memphis is simply making sure that there is no continuity in their roster in order to keep losing. Weber spent 13 games with the Rockets earlier this season, averaging 2.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 9.1 minutes per game. The team is currently dealing with plenty of injuries in their backcourt and Weber could find himself in a prominent role off the bench but he has failed to impress in previous stints in the NBA and it’s unlikely he has any fantasy value.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 11, 2018, 8:01 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison have all been ruled out of Monday’s game.
Evans was allegedly dealing with a short-term rib injury but the Grizzlies are on a 17-game losing streak and don’t want to spoil the good times. There’s been little word on return dates for Harrison or Chalmers, and they’re skirting the league’s watchful eye by just continuously listing their entire point guard rotation as out for game after game after game. We might’ve seen the last of all three for the season. Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes will continue to hold down the fort at point guard while minutes should open up for Ben McLemore and Wayne Selden (though he was a DNP-CD yesterday). This is a situation for deep league players or desperate owners in standards.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 10, 2018, 12:50 amXavier Rathan-MayesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Xavier Rathan-Mayes added two more steals and a block to his name on Friday night, also collecting eight points, a 3-pointer and an assist in 26 minutes of playing time.
Rathan-Mayes has played in three games since joining the Grizz, playing 26, 28 and now 26 minutes with a combined five steals and two blocks. It looks like he’ll be splitting time with Kobi Simmons for the rest of his stay with the big club, and at this point anyone streaming for steals or in a league with 20-plus teams should be taking a long look in XRM’s direction. Simmons also played 26 minutes tonight but only produced six points, three rebounds and three assists. Which guard you prefer here depends on what stats you need, as well as the recovery time for the rest of the Grizzlies guards.
March 8, 2018, 6:21 pmTyreke EvansPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers, and Andrew Harrison have all been ruled out Friday vs. the Jazz.
Evans has been out since the first game post-All Star break, while Chalmers and Harrison will miss their third and fifth straight games respectively. The Grizzlies do not seem too worried about rushing anyone back from injury as they have ridden their 15-game losing streak into the top lottery spot – so you could argue it is really a winning streak. Nonetheless the tankathon is in full force. Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes turned in good games last night. Simmons can be looked at in deep leagues that need a guard and XRM is really only worth a look in 20-team leagues where owners are desperate for production.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 6, 2018, 5:58 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans has already been ruled out of Wednesday’s game and will be joined on the sidelines by point guards Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison.
Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes will be handling all the point guard work, as they did on Monday. Wayne Selden should also see some extra work, but the two point guards are better fantasy options. While Evans was called “day-to-day” and his rib injury wasn’t thought to keep him out long, there’s been no real update on his condition. The same can be said for Chalmers and Harrison, and you can bet that the Grizz will give each of these players time to fully heal. If they happen to improve their lottery odds in the process, so be it.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 5, 2018, 3:35 pmMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers has been ruled out of Monday’s game with a hamstring injury and Kobi Simmons is listed as the starting point guard.
With Super Nintendo Chalmers down and out and Andrew Harrison still sidelined by a wrist injury, it’ll be Simmons and 10-day contract owner Xavier Rathan-Mayes handling the point guard work. Deep league owners can feel free to give either player a look as there’s been no word about a potential return date for typical ball-handlers Chalmers, Harrison or Tyreke Evans (ribs). The Grizzlies simply don’t have any other options.
Source: Grizzlies Game Notes
March 4, 2018, 12:33 pmXavier Rathan-MayesG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies will sign guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes to a 10-day contract.
Rathan-Mayes has been playing with the G-League’s Westchester Knicks, averaging 16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.6 3-pointers per contest. The Markham, Ontario native could be looking at some playing time with the Grizzlies’ top three point guard options all on the injury report. Owners in very deep leagues have to at least put him in the back of their minds.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
After signing Nigel Hayes two days ago, the Knicks have also come to terms with Jamel Artis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes to partially guaranteed, one-year contracts. All three players will be battling for the Knicks' final final…