Grizzlies sign Toney Douglas under NBA's hardship rule
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Toney Douglas under the NBA’s hardship rule.
The Grizzlies announced the move Monday, a week after Mike Conley broke several bones on the vertebrae of his lower back. Conley will not have surgery but is expected to miss at least six weeks.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Douglas has started 65 of his career 370 games during a seven-year career with the New York Knicks, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State, Miami and New Orleans. He played 10 of his 15 postseason games in Miami with Memphis coach David Fizdale.
Douglas was the 29th pick overall by the Lakers in 2009 out of Florida State.
Conley joined Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright on the Grizzlies’ lengthy injury list.
Memphis plays at New Orleans on Monday night.