The Grizzlies have expressed interest in signing former NBA point guard Jordan Farmar, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal relays. Memphis, who has been hammered with injuries this season, could ink the 29-year-old to a 10-day contract in the near future, Tillery notes. Memphis currently has eight players who are dealing with some sort of ailment, according to CBSSports.com. The Grizzlies have already used 25 players through a combination of trades, signings and attrition this season. That’s significantly more than any other team, including the banged-up Pelicans, whom the league has also allowed to exceed the 15-man roster ship via hardship, as Hoops Rumors’ Chuck Myron ran down earlier this week.
Memphis currently has 18 players on its roster, having been granted three extra slots by the league via the hardship provision. The Grizzlies have four players who are signed to 10-day contracts, though Briante Weber‘s, Ray McCallum‘s and Alex Stepheson‘s pacts all expire this weekend. Since all three are on their initial 10-day contract with the team it will still have the option to hold onto them for another 10-days, or Memphis could move on and add another player like Farmar to the mix.
Farmar last played in the NBA in 2014/15, appearing in 36 games for the Clippers and averaging 4.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 14.7 minutes per contest. He had expressed his willingness to join an NBA squad via a 10-day pact back in January after parting ways with Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, with whom he signed last July. For his career, Farmar’s numbers are 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists to accompany a slash line of .423/.374/.734.