ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that according to various sources, the Memphis Grizzlies agreed to terms with free agent guard, Jerryd Bayless.
A 6’3″ combo guard, Bayless became an unrestricted free agent when the Toronto Raptors withdrew their qualifying offer last week. He averaged 11.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, and hit over 42% of his three-point attempts last season in 22 minutes per game.
Given the salary cap limitations the Grizzlies faced, Bayless was probably the best option for the money available. He’ll provide scoring and ball-handling off the bench, helping to complement Quincy Pondexter, Darrell Arthur and Marreese Speights on the second line.
He’s capable of playing both guard spots, which will be helpful as the Grizzlies wait for one of their three young point guards to establish himself as the primary backup to Mike Conley.