Douglas agreed to a contract Monday with Sakarya Buyuksehir Belediyesi S.K. of the Turkish Basketball Super League, EuroHoops.net reports.
Douglas, who last appeared in the NBA during the 2016-17 season with the Grizzlies, spent the past campaign in Turkey with Anadolu Efes. He'll remain overseas to begin the upcoming season with a different Turkish club and will look to parlay his performance abroad into another look at the NBA level.
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.
Douglas was waived by the Grizzlies on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
The Grizzlies brought Douglas aboard in early-December following the announcement that Mike Conley would miss several weeks with a back injury. The veteran has given them decent minutes through six games -- 5.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game -- but the two sides will now part ways, freeing up a spot on the roster, which will likely be assumed by one of Memphis' injured players. It's unclear who, exactly, that might be, though Thursday's move could be an indication that Conley is ahead of schedule, or that either Chandler Parsons (knee) or James Ennis (calf) could be nearing a return.
Douglas delivered 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 28 minutes during the Grizzlies' 93-85 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Douglas finished with season highs in points, rebounds, assists, threes, and minutes, and he has now swiped two steals in three straight bouts. Six games into his tenure with the Grizzlies, Douglas is averaging 5.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.7 threes, and 0.2 blocks in 17.8 minutes per contest. It's unclear how long Douglas will remain on the roster since his addition was injury-related in the first place. However, he has run the show at point guard much more smoothly than youngsters Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin, so it's possible Douglas will end up earning the most minutes at that position going forward until Mike Conley (back) is healthy.
Douglas played six minutes and put up two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) to go with two rebounds and one assist across six minutes in Tuesday's 96-91 win over the 76ers.
Though he only signed with the Grizzlies on Monday, Douglas has immediately entered the rotation in both of the team's two games this week, but has seen only 14 total minutes. He's third on the depth chart at point guard behind starter Andrew Harrison and backup Wade Baldwin, but with neither rookie providing much of an impact while Mike Conley (back) has been sidelined, there could be a chance for Douglas to cut into their workloads before long.
Douglas will be available to play in Monday's game against the Pelicans, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.
Douglas was signed earlier Monday, but the Grizzlies are wasting no time bringing him along and expect to get him on the court for some in-game action on the same day. Of course, considering he likely doesn't have a full grasp of the Grizzlies' playbook, that could keep his minutes limited during his debut. That said, with injuries wiping out the Grizzlies' backcourt depth chart, Douglas has the potential to see decent minutes behind the likes of Andrew Harrison, Wade Baldwin and Tony Allen.
Douglas signed a contract Monday with the Grizzlies.
With the Grizzlies forced to get by with only nine active players the last three games and the team expected to be shorthanded for several more contests, the team was able to add Douglas as a 16th player on the roster via the NBA's hardship exception. It's not expected that Douglas will challenge Andrew Harrison for starting duties at point guard, but the veteran could end up claiming a rotation spot as soon as Monday's tilt with the Pelicans, the team Douglas suited up for last season. In his 61 games last season, Douglas averaged 8.7 points (on 41.1% shooting), 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers and 1.1 steals in 20.7 minutes per contest.
The Cavaliers opted to waive Douglas on Saturday, NBA.com reports.
Douglas was signed to a non-guaranteed contract earlier in October, as a means of providing guard depth. His release is unsurprising however, as the Cavaliers finally came to terms on a contract with veteran guard J.R. Smith on Friday. Douglas was subsequently waived to make room on the roster.
Douglas signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Cavaliers on Monday, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Douglas will join the Cavaliers with an opportunity to compete for the backup point guard job behind Kyrie Irving after veteran Mo Williams opted for retirement. The 30-year-old appeared in 61 games for the Pelicans last season, averaging 8.7 points and 2.6 assists per game while knocking down 39.9 percent of his three-point attempts. In the event Douglas makes the final roster out of camp, he'll compete with rookie Kay Felder for playing time behind Irving.
Douglas was waived Tuesday by the Pelicans, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.
With the Pelicans decimated by injuries in the backcourt last season, Douglas, who joined the team late in training camp after having been cut by the Pacers, ended up suiting up in 61 games. He averaged 8.7 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers and 1.1 steals across 20.7 minutes per game, but wasn't overly efficient from the field, shooting just 41.1 percent. With Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (eye) expected to be healthy for the start of the season and with the Pelicans adding rookie Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore to the backcourt during the offseason, there wasn't really any room left for Douglas on the roster. Douglas shouldn't have much trouble landing an invite to a team's training camp, but he'll be hard pressed to see as much time with any squad as he did with the Pelicans in 2015-16.
Douglas dropped 21 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during the Pelicans' 121-116 loss to the Bulls on Monday.
Douglas has seen 30 minutes or more in five straight games, and boasts quality April averages of 15.3 points (46.6 FG, 35.7 3Pt, 93.3 FT), 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists to 1.5 turnovers, 1.7 threes, and one steal across 32 minutes per contest. Given that more than half of the Pelicans' roster has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Douglas is a pretty safe bet to see plenty of minutes in the regular season finale on Wednesday.
Douglas scored 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding six rebounds, four assists and a steal in 33 minutes during Friday's win over the Lakers.
Tim Frazier was initially announced as the Pelicans' starting point guard, but Douglas ended up getting the nod instead and producing solid numbers. With just three games remaining in the regular season and few healthy bodies available for the team, expect Douglas to continue pulling big minutes to close out the schedule.
Douglas is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Tim Frazier (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Friday, so Douglas will head back to a reserve role against the Lakers. Still, the sheer volume of injuries across the Pelicans' roster all but ensures that Douglas will still see plenty of time on the floor Friday. Douglas has averaged 12.9 points and 5.0 rebounds over 30.2 minutes in his last 10 games.
Douglas delivered 19 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during the Pelicans' 104-97 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Douglas earned the start while Tim Frazier shifted to a reserve role. Still Frazier played 34 minutes, and the two have shared the floor for long stretches with the Pelicans decimated by injuries. Regardless of which guard receives the starting nod, both should be solid sources of counting stats on an unhealthy team lacking capable creators offensively. Over the last five games, Douglas is averaging 12 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists across 32 minutes.
Douglas will move into the starting lineup Wednesday against the Celtics, Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports reports.
Douglas gets the nod at point guard over Tim Frazier on Wednesday, but it's not a forgone conclusion that Douglas will ultimately see more time on the court than Frazier, as the two have been splitting playing time at both guard positions in the continued absence of Norris Cole (back).
Douglas collected 20 points (7-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 assists and three rebounds over 36 minutes in Thursday's 101-95 victory over the Nuggets.
The veteran guard continued his recent stretch of solid play, posting his tenth consecutive double-digit scoring effort, and 12th in the last 13 games. The sharpshooting Douglas has now drained multiple three-pointers in four of the last five contests as well, and figures to continue carrying a considerable offensive load for the remainder of the season considering how the Pelicans backcourt has been decimated by injury.
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