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Grizzlies eyeing Norris Cole, among others during Mike Conley’s absence

Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies received a huge blow as their starting point guard, Mike Conley, will be sidelined for at least the next six weeks after suffering a fracture on his vertebrae.

With the lack of depth they have in the point guard position, the team is looking to sign a free agent soon to address their need. At least four names have come up as possible replacements for Conley.

“With the possibility that the Grizzlies could apply for the exception, creating a 16th roster spot, the Grizzlies plan to start working out free-agent point guards. Included among the several players expected to visit the Grizzlies for tryouts: Kendall Marshall, Toney Douglas and Will Bynum,”

Memphis is expected to start Andrew Harrison for the meantime while they are still deciding which free agent to sign. Rookie Wade Baldwin IV has also been recalled from the D-League and should serve as the team’s backup point guard for now.

The Grizzlies are currently in the middle of the pack in the Western Conference with an 11-7 record and are looking for a way to keep their head above water until they get their injured players back. If Conley returns as scheduled, he’ll be able to re-join Chandler Parsons and James Ennis, who are both recovering from injuries as well, in their lineup

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