Toney Douglas has earned an extra stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.
According to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal, the Grizzlies signed Douglas to a second 10-day.
As expected, Griz sign Toney Douglas to a second 10-day deal— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) February 9, 2017
During the three games of the first contract, the veteran point guard averaged 7.0 points while shooting 36 percent from the field in 21.3 minutes per game. Although his shooting percentage isn’t all that promising, the Grizzlies were an average of plus-11.67 with Douglas on the floor in those three games.
Earlier in the season, Memphis signed Douglas to a contract, but later waived him after using their hardship exemption to sign him. That does not count against their 10-day contract usage.
The backup point guard has been a question mark all season long. Andrew Harrison has shown flashes as a rookie but has been inconsistent at times at well, shooting 31 percent from the field with a player efficiency rating of 8.7. The Grizzlies have experimented with Tony Allen as the backup point guard in several instances this season, but Allen isn’t getting any younger and is far from being a true lead guard.
If Memphis wants to keep Douglas on the roster, it would have to be a deal that is for the rest of the season (NBA teams can only sign a player to two 10-day contracts).
Outside of Mike Conley, Douglas might be the only true point guard on the roster.