Grizzlies Sign Selden, Release Douglas

4:11 pm: According to a press release on the team’s official website, the Grizzlies have signed Selden to a multi-year contract.

12:32 pm: The Grizzlies are planning to sign guard Wayne Selden whose ten-day contract with the Pelicans expired overnight, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. To make room, the club will waive Toney Douglas.

In three games for the Pelicans, all starts, Selden averaged 15.7 minutes and 5.3 points per game but the club didn’t extend the offer of a second 10-day contract, opening the door for Memphis to swoop in and add the undrafted rookie.

Though this will be Selden’s first taste of in-season action with the Grizzlies, it’s not his first stint with the franchise. The forward signed with the club in July but was one of  the final roster cuts in training camp.

Douglas, in contrast, signed a pair of 10-day contracts with Memphis prior to the All-Star Break this year and was subsequently inked for the remainder of the season with a team option for 2017/18.

Though featured heavily in February and early March, the 31-year-old veteran had fallen out of Memphis’ rotation of late.

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2 thoughts on “Grizzlies Sign Selden, Release Douglas

  1. Formerlyz

    Another tough break for Toney douglas. I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time in the last few years he got released right before the playoffs

  2. Laces25

    Only the first time this happen to him right before the playoffs . He is a productive player and can help a playoff team . Don’t understand that release of Douglas.

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