Grizzlies Sign Marquis Teague For Season

The Grizzlies have signed point guard Marquis Teague for the remainder of the 2017/18 season, the team announced today in a press release. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link) first reported the agreement. Teague had been on a 10-day contract with Memphis, which expired overnight on Monday.

Teague, 25, was a first-round pick in 2012, but before signing with the Grizzlies in March, he hadn’t played in the NBA since the 2013/14 season, when he split time between the Bulls and Nets. In two games during his first 10-day stint in Memphis, Teague averaged just 4.0 PPG in 26.5 minutes per contest, but did pick up five assists in each contest.

The Grizzlies are still carrying MarShon Brooks on a 10-day deal and will make Teague their 14th player on a guaranteed contract, filling up their 15-man roster. As we noted earlier today, the Grizzlies hadn’t yet given a second contract to any player they signed to a 10-day deal — Teague becomes the first.

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15 thoughts on “Grizzlies Sign Marquis Teague For Season

  1. Thomas Swanson

    Marquis and brother Jeff played at Indianapolis Pike. Courtney Lee did too. Mike Conley and Greg Oden played at Indianapolis Lawrence North. George Hill played at Broad Ripple. Eric Gordon played at North Central. Virginia’s Kyle Guy from Lawrence North will be next.

  2. Thomas Swanson

    For this years draft, Jaren Jackson played with Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett at Indy Park Tudor. Denver’s Trey Lyles and Gary Harris are also from Indy. Denver tried to use them to get the Pacers to trade Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver. Oladipo is from Indiana University and was National Player of the Year his junior year. Villanova’s Jalen Brunson beat out Trae Young this year.

  3. Thomas, any reason why you gave us a detailed history of Indiana basketball off of a story about a guy who after this season won’t have an NBA gig next year. I get it, he’s from Indy, but your “detailed account” of Indy, while Teague signed in Memphis, makes no sense.

    • kenneth cole

      Plus Teague went to Kentucky, his brother Wake Forest. Looks like a detailed google search for no reason whatsoever

      • Thomas Swanson

        Nope I lived in Indianapolis when they played there except for Lyle and Harris. Was there 50 years. Indy is a small market town. I’m proud of their history. No Google needed here. Experienced it first hand. Jeff Teague lived in his mom and dad’s basement when he played for Pacers. Marquis was 5th rated player in his class. He should have stayed 4 years at Kentucky. Jeff was CP3’s replacement at Wake Forest. indy is a basketball Heaven!

    • Thomas Swanson

      You’re just upset because I said there’s no way Kemba Walker will go to the Pacers. You wanted the Pacers to trade 4 players and 2 no. 1’s for Walker. Kevin Pritchard would laugh his butt off at that one.
      I’m just saying for a small market, when Gordon, Jeff Teague, Oden and Conley, Lee, and Hill played at the same time. Name another city that put this many players in the NBA at one time. Marquis has had a tough go of it. For being a small market, Indy fans can be proud.
      You don’t need to recommend any more Charlotte trades to the Pacers. the Pacers are in the playoffs and under the salary cap. Pritchard won’t bail out the Hornets. You’re trade made zero sense!

      • kenneth cole

        I didn’t propose any trade lol but it makes sense if you’ve lived there a while!

        • Thomas Swanson

          I was talking about Greg. He said the Hornets should trade Stephenson, Collison, Leaf, the Pacers backup center and 2 first round picks. Pacers President Kevin Prtitchard said he wants to keep the guys he has for 3-4 years. Hard to believe Greg oden was a high school All American his freshman year. Gordon was trying to get derrick Rose to go to Illinois with him. That was exciting high school basketball.

  4. Thomas Swanson

    Make that the Pacers should trade 4 players and 2 1st picks for Walker. Pritchard will be NBA executive of the Year this year. He’d be a laughing stock if he did that.

  5. Thomas, seriously, just stop with the Indy history lesson. Small city? I don’t think a little more than 2 million people qualifies as small. It’s a basketball mad state, of course they’re going to produce more talent per capita, it’s more kids “first love” sport.

    Why does Canada have 180 more players in the NHL currently than the US while only having a tenth of the population?

    Why is there one Dominican ball player in the MLB for every six American players, while there is one Dominican resident for every 30 American residents?

    Yes I proposed that deal, and…

    • Thomas Swanson

      Greg, I’m a diehard Pacer fan. No way I stop on Indiana. They’ve had a hell of a year and Indiana fans are proud of them. The Hornets have a mess, we don’t. I don’t know squat about hockey, and I haven’t followed baseball in years. Indianapolis had 1 million people when I was there. It is one of the smallest markets in the NBA. Indiana also produced Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson. Bobby Knight sent many players to the NBA. If you don’t like this don’t read it. I don’t like reading your ridiculous trades that have zero percent chance of happening. You are no Kevin Pritchard. I’m not the only Indiana fan on this site. You’ll never be a GM! Like I said Oladipo didn’t work with Westbrook. The Pacers want to stay under the cap. They don’t want Walker. Before you start your trades, check with someone who knows something about basketball. I like to read a lot. You should start!

    • Thomas Swanson

      ESPN just wrote an article last week on the 100 most influential players of all time. It may still be on there. I’ll bet you didn’t read it. A lot of people like history. It was my best subject in college.

  6. Thomas Swanson

    I lived in Indiana 50 years, and I’ve been in Cleveland. I know just a hair bit more than you about Indiana.

    • Thomas Swanson

      I’ve been in Cleveland 10 years. I’m still a Pacers fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Thomas Swanson

    Greg, The Indianapolis population was 1 million when I was there. It is 856.000 now. You don’t know squat about Indy, and you don’t know squat about making trades. Incarnegia recommended a good Kawhi trade. Maybe you should consult with him.

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