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Grizzlies Sign Douglas for Remainder of Season, with Option for 2017-18

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The Grizzlies sign the back-up point guard for the rest of the season after his impressive performance through two 10-day contracts

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The Memphis Grizzlies have announced the signing of Toney Douglas until the end of the season with a team option for 2017-18.

On a quiet trade deadline day for the Grizzlies, they have signed Mike Conley’s back-up after originally signing the 30-year-old in December before waiving him just ten days later. In 2017, he signed consecutive 10-day contracts, and it was up in the air as to whether he would return to the Grizzlies.

After signing those two 10-day contracts, the Grizzlies was obliged to sign the Georgia-born Douglas until at least the end of the year if they wanted him to continue with the team.

According to the release by the Grizzlies, the team has an 11-3 record when Douglas plays and he has averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 17.2 minutes in 14 games for the Grizzlies this season.

Douglas has played for no less than eight teams in the NBA, including the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans most recently before joining up with the Grizzlies.

His best season came in 2010-11 with the Knicks when he averaged 10 points and three assists in 81 games. Douglas is viewed as an “acquisition” by the team, alongside the health of forward/center Brandan Wright.

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