Grizzlies Sign Jarrod Uthoff To 10-Day Contract

4:04pm: The Grizzlies have officially signed Uthoff to his 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release. As expected, Hannahs’ 10-day deal has been ended early in order to create a roster spot for Uthoff.

11:39am: The Grizzlies are signing G League forward Jarrod Uthoff to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

Uthoff, 26, has spent the season with the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, averaging a double-double (19.0 PPG, 10.7 RPG) in 34 contests (34.9 MPG). Uthoff has also filled up the box score by averaging 3.1 APG, 1.4 SPG, and 1.1 BPG with a shooting line of .491/.367/.790.

An undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2016, Uthoff appeared in nine games with the Mavericks during his rookie season, but hasn’t played in a regular-season NBA game in nearly three years.

Memphis doesn’t currently have an open spot on its 15-man roster and doesn’t qualify for a hardship exception, so a corresponding move will need to be made to bring Uthoff aboard. The obvious move would be to terminate Dusty Hannahs‘ 10-day contract a little early.

Hannahs signed his deal, which is set to expire on Sunday night, before Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke went down with injuries. Now that the Grizzlies are in need of frontcourt depth, it makes sense to replace Hannahs, a guard, with a forward like Uthoff.

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5 thoughts on “Grizzlies Sign Jarrod Uthoff To 10-Day Contract

  1. illowa

    About time. He’s been one of the more efficient players in the gleague all dang season. I hope it translates well for their second unit.

    • jobbins

      Same here. Its needed badly with both JJJ and Clarke out for a couple weeks. Gonna be tough to hang on to the eighth seed now

      • illowa

        It’s definently going to be challenging with their injuries. I do see Ja Morant as one them rare players that can just will his team to wins. Hope them dukies can show us something.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        The Pelicans are the biggest threat to take away the 8th spot from Memphis, who’ll be hard-pressed to hold them off.

        • illowa

          The pels do have the more favorable schedule. They should be able get a few 3-4 game win steaks. The new orleons’ duke alumni team should be right there at the end of the season with memphis’ duke championship team.

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