-- If the Celtics were hoping to sign rookie guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract after they waived him Wednesday, just before the deadline that the team had to guarantee his contract for the rest of the year, in an effort to save money, the strategy backfired.
The Memphis Grizzlies claimed Hudson off of waivers on Friday, bringing him back to the city where he played high school and junior college basketball.
Hudson was added to the roster before the Grizzlies' game Friday night against the Utah Jazz but was listed as inactive. Since Hudson was picked up off waivers, his contract is guaranteed for the rest of the season.
The Celtics selected Hudson in the second round of last year's draft. He played in 16 games for Boston, averaging 1.4 points.
Hudson played at Central High and Southwest Tennessee Community College, both in Memphis, before attending Tennessee-Martin. He was second in the nation in scoring during the 2008-09 season, averaging 27.5 points as a senior.