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Roster Update: Grizzlies to add Jordan Farmar, release Briante Webber

The ever changing roster for the Grizzlies just got a little more experienced

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The Grizzlies have made another in a line of roster changes, possibly adding their 27th different player to the roster this season.  According to Shams Charnia of's The Verticle:

Chris Herrington has reported that Farmar's contract is a ten-day as well.

Farmar is a eight year veteran of the NBA with stops with the Lakers, the Nets and the Clippers.  His last season in the NBA was 2014-2015.  Farmar averages eight points and almost three assists per game.  He played last season with Macaabi Tel Aviv before being released.

What he does have that other ten-day guys on this roster do not have is playoff experience.  Farmar has played in 69 playoff games in his four seasons with the Lakers between 2006-2010, averaging 5.1 points and 1.4 assists.  He also won two championships with those teams.

To make room on the roster, the Grizzlies will probably not resign guard Briante Weber, whose ten day contract expired last night.

Weber played in six games with the Grizzlies averaging 4.4 points and 3.3 assists per game.  Personally, I'd like to see what else Weber can bring to this team, but I do understand the need for consistency from the back up point guard position come playoff time.

Although I am not completely certain on how the injury exception rules work, It feels like another one of the ten-day contracts will need to be cut before Matt Barnes can be added back to the active roster.  You can expect that to be Alex Stepheson since he was a DNP-CD last night.

The Grizzlies play tomorrow night in Phoenix.