Douglas was released by the Grizzlies on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The Grizzlies signed rookie Wayne Selden to a contract Saturday, so they'll cut Douglas loose to clear a roster spot. Douglas had been a regular contributor in February and early March, but only played a combined 10 minutes over the Grizzlies' last four games, as youngsters Troy Daniels and Andrew Harrison cut into his workload. The veteran will now become a free agent and try to latch on with a team looking for additional offensive firepower in the backcourt.
Douglas totaled 12 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, five assists and three steals across 29 minutes during a 123-108 loss to the Rockets on Saturday. Saturday's game was one of Douglas' better outings of the season, as the minutes, steals and field goal attempts were all season highs. The five assists also tied a season high. Douglas is receiving the bulk of the backup point guard minutes right now, so performances such as this one are possible every once in awhile.
Dougals signed with the Grizzlies for the rest of the season on Thursday, Michael Wallce of Grizzlies.com reports. Douglas has been a solid rotation member as Mike Conley's backup point guard for the duration of his two 10-day contracts. Over 14 games, he's averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 17.2 minutes. While that keeps him off the radar in the majority of fantasy formats, Douglas has still performed well enough to earn a contract for the rest of the season, so he'll continue to get the bulk of the bench minutes at point guard for the time being.
Douglas will sign a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on Thursday, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Douglas has been with the Grizzlies for a couple different stints this season, joining the team in December after the team was granted the NBA's hardship rule when Mike Conley was out and most recently logging a 10-day contract up until this point. The Grizzlies like what they've seen from Douglas, as he's averaged 5.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists across 16.5 minutes in 11 games. He'll continue to act as a reserve in the backcourt, but likely won't see enough minutes to be fantasy relevant in the majority of leagues. Following the completion of this upcoming 10-day contract, the Grizzlies will have to waive Douglas or sign him for the rest of the season.
Douglas will sign with the Grizzlies on a 10-day contract, Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com reports. Douglas was waived by Memphis back in December due to a back injury, but will now be added back pending the release of rookie forward Troy Williams. It remains to be seen how large of an impact Douglas will make for Memphis, especially given the indefinite nature of 10-day contracts. Additionally, Wade Baldwin was recently recalled from the D-League and Andrew Harrison has established a fairly consistent role for the Grizzlies, muddying Douglas' role in the team's backcourt.
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