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Memphis Grizzlies waive former San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin

It just never seemed to work in The River City.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived former San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklinaccording to the Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery.

Franklin had one year and $816,482 left on his contract, reports. Memphis will give Franklin his salary over a three-year period to help with the organization's salary cap.

Nicknamed "The Grindson" early in his Grizzlies career, Franklin never took off in Memphis and averaged only 7.7 minutes per game in his 21 NBA appearances this season.

Franklin did, however, excel with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Grizzlies' D-League affiliate. In 16 games, Franklin averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds on 43.3 percent shooting (36.9 percent from long range).

The former Aztec didn't help his case to stay on the roster during this year's NBA Summer League, where he averaged 10.2 points, 1.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds on 29.2 percent shooting (25 percent from beyond the arc).

The Grizzlies drafted Franklin 41st overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.