Jan 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darius Morris (7) drives on Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) in the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Magic 101-81. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies sign point guard Darius Morris to 10-day contract

The Memphis Grizzlies took a serious hit to their roster when point guard (and 2nd-best player) Mike Conley went down with an ankle injury over the weekend, but on Monday, Memphis was proactive in providing some depth in the backcourt.

Memphis has signed former Michigan point guard Darius Morris to a 10-day contract, which should coincide with the projected week-long timetable for Conley’s return. The 23-year-old guard has appeared in 22 games this season (split between the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers), but was last seen on January 24th as a member of the Clippers.

Over his 3-year career as an NBA player, Morris has appeared in 89 games (17 starts) and has put up 3.7 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point distance. With that type of uninspiring production, you may estimate that Morris won’t be called on for extended playing time, but unfortunately for Memphis, they may not have a choice with only Nick Calathes as a healthy point guard option.

Morris is good enough to direct the Memphis ship in a pinch, but Grizzlies fans have already been praying for the brisk return of Mike Conley.

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