The Memphis Grizzlies haven't been lauded much for their acquisitions over the past couple of seasons, but the front office has quietly built a contender by filling out their roster with cheap players who know how to play a role. That strategy continued late Tuesday, too, as the team decided to add Jerryd Bayless to its backcourt.
Bayless wasn't expected to be on the market this season, but the Toronto Raptors renounced his rights to make sure they had room under the cap for new acquisitions Kyle Lowry and Landry Fields. It didn't take long for the quick guard to find a new home, however, as ESPN's Marc Stein reported late Tuesday night that Bayless was joining the Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies have reached terms on a contract with free agent guard Jerryd Bayless to help fill the void created by O.J. Mayo's imminent departure, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Terms of the deal have yet to be released, but it seems as though this will be another low-risk, moderate-reward signing for the Grizzlies as they continue to keep their playoff team stocked.