Durand Scott

Grizzlies Waive Durand Scott

The Grizzlies have moved a step closer toward finalizing their regular season roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve waived Durand Scott. The 27-year-old guard initially joined the Memphis roster last week, and may ultimately land with the Memphis Hustle, the team’s G League affiliate.

Scott’s release had been expected, but the Grizzlies will now face some difficult decisions as they look to get down to 15 players for the regular season. With Scott no longer in the mix, the club is carrying 19 players in total — 17 on NBA deals and two on two-way contracts.

Of the Grizzlies’ 17 NBA players, only one has a non-guaranteed contract, and that player – Mario Chalmers – looks like a strong candidate to make the team’s 15-man squad. That would mean trading or waiving two players with fully guaranteed salaries. Jarell Martin appears to be on the chopping block, and a point guard like Andrew Harrison or Wade Baldwin could join him if Chalmers sticks around.

Grizz Sign Durand Scott, Waive Jeremy Morgan

The Grizzlies have signed guard Durand Scott, the club announced in a press release on Thursday night. They’ve also waived guard Jeremy Morgan, who they originally signed back in July.

Scott went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft and has been playing international ball ever since. Just last year, the 27-year-old posted 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for Enel Brindisi of the Italian League.

Morgan, an undrafted signee from the 2017 NBA Draft class, exits having been used sparingly in Memphis’ two preseason games thus far.