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Memphis Grizzlies re-sign G Toney Douglas to 10-day contract

By The Sports Xchange
Memphis Grizzlies re-sign G Toney Douglas to 10-day contract
Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) scores against former Miami Heat guard Toney Douglas (0) in the first half at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2014. UPI/Mark Goldman | License Photo

The Memphis Grizzlies re-signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract and waived forward Troy Williams on Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Douglas originally signed with Memphis as a free agent on Dec. 5 under the NBA's hardship rule, which allows teams to temporarily create an extra roster spot if it has at least four players who are sick or injured for at least two weeks.

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Douglas, 30, appeared in six games as a reserve, helping the Grizzlies to a 5-1 record, and averaged 5.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.8 minutes before he was waived on Dec. 15.

Douglas, selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft following his senior season at Florida State, appeared in 376 regular-season games (65 starts) and averaged 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.2 minutes during his eight-year NBA career with the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans and Grizzlies.

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The 6-7, 218-pound Williams appeared in 24 games (13 starts) for the Grizzlies during his rookie season, averaging averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.

Williams, 22, also competed in 11 games (two starts) with the NBA Development League's Iowa Energy and averaged 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.2 minutes.

With the waiver, Williams automatically was recalled from the Energy. He went undrafted in last year after his junior season at Indiana and signed with Memphis as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2016.

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