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Memphis Grizzlies sign Brandon Goodwin to Exhibit-10 deal

The Memphis Grizzlies bring back Summer League player Brandon Goodwin to the G-League

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The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing back Brandon Goodwin from the Summer League to join their training camp roster on an Exhibit 10 deal. An “Exhibit 10” contract gives a team the option to convert that deal into a two-way contract. The contract also provides a signing bonus of up to 50,000 dollars to Goodwin if he signs with the Hustle after training camp. That bonus would go towards his guaranteed money if the Grizzlies chose to convert his contract to a two way deal. Ultimately, Goodwin is on a training camp deal but could fill the extra two-way spot available after Kobi Simmons’ release.

Goodwin most certainly deserved a training camp invite somewhere after his Summer League play. He flashed enough upside as a decent scorer and playmaker to at least grab the attention of a team looking for a guard on a two-way deal. In the 3 games in Utah, he averaged 7 points and 5.3 assists a game; while averaging 12 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in Las Vegas action.

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Goodwin isn’t better than any of the guards on the main roster. However, the Memphis Hustle needs a floor general after waiving Kobi Simmons, and Goodwin could certainly fill that role. He could also serve as a combo guard alongside Jevon Carter, who’s bound to receive Hustle minutes next year.

With the signing of Goodwin, the Grizzlies may keep their two-way spot open until the end of preseason — which is the best course of action. It’ll encourage competition among training camp invites, as there would be an opening roster spot for the taking without cutting guaranteed contracts. In addition, they could also wait for a team to make a bonehead release — i.e. when the Grizzlies waived Wade Baldwin last year.

Given the names in the rumor mill (University of Memphis product DJ Stephens, to be exact), it’s going to be interesting to see how they fill out their training camp invites and their open two-way deal.

Could it be Brandon Goodwin?

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