Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  16 responses

Jerryd Bayless Reaches Contract Agreement With the Memphis Grizzlies

Reportedly, the Grizz will ink Jerryd Bayless, while preparing to say goodbye to OJ Mayo. Per ESPN: “The Memphis Grizzlies have reached terms on a contract with free agent guard Jerryd Bayless to help fill the void created by O.J. Mayo’s imminent departure, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Bayless only became an unrestricted free agent last week when the Toronto Raptors unexpectedly withdrew their qualifying offer to the scoring guard. Sources said that Bayless’ deal with the Grizzlies will be made official later Wednesday.”

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  • gusisit

    finally some shooting

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    One of my favorite players OJ Mayo finally gets the opportunity to leave Memphis. Bulls, Pacers, Lakers, Phx and other teams better get him. I think as a starter he can get 18 or more a game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    phx will probably go after OJ hard since it seems like NO is matching gordon’s offer

  • Bravo

    @Gusisit LMAO finally some shooting? This is a really bad pick up for them! I’m from toronto so I know what Baylee’s can do. Lol they expect him to replace o.j mayo? That’s more of a down grade. He played for 5 different teams within a 4 year nba career. Lmao watch he gon play for another team by all star break or end of the next season.

  • arjae828

    Uhmmm Mike, Josh Selby, Tony Wroten and now Bayless…I don’t understand their obsession with small guards and projects. Seems like they’re in rebuilding mode.

  • T-Money

    bayless evolved into a pretty good shooter (42 from 3 last year). also, he plays the same kind of game as conley so it will be easy to have continuity between the first and second team. now they really need a 2 that can shoot the ball. surprised i’m not hearing korver’s name for them.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    T-Money – Korver doesn’t really fit into the Grizzlies style of game, offensively or defensively. Not sold on Bayless at all.

  • triyo

    whats the deal with Mayo? why arent we hearing much about him?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @arjae828, don’t forget Jeremy Pargo, and to an extent, Gilbert Arenas. The team is now full of point guards. They should probably think of some deals with Houston since they have none (or just Toney Douglas.)

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    @ triyo he waiting on the sit with gordon if N.O matches him then OJ is headed to AZ with big money dreams lol..

  • http://www.google.ca Bojangles

    Houston has Scotty Machado. He’ll be pretty good.

  • Elliot

    Grizzlies looking to replace and actually gain 3point shooting, surprised that we aren’t chasing Randy Foye after Ray Allen went to the Heat. OJ wasn’t given an offer because he was a cause for concern in terms of chemistry and also we needed someone more reliable from downtown. His game was being wasted away on that second unit, the dude is a starter. He just didnt fit into the future plans of Memphis, thats no knock on him

  • http://kb24.com x-DrEw_MaiN-x

    Man Jerryd disappointed me, I thought he was going to be special coming out of Arizona. at first I gave him a pass because he in Portland playing behind BRoy Andre Miller and Steve Blake but if he couldn’t shine more in Toronto with Calderon I just don’t see it happening now behind Conley who was Ballin! In the playoffs. He could be better if he could just play his natural position as a undersized 2

  • Gusist

    @bravo- finally some shooting because to date the only players we had that could hit 3s was Rudy or mike

  • http://www.nba.com Dacre

    Bayliss still has a chance to do something nice in the league. He needs to find someone to let him play that tweener Barbosa role. . .

  • http://www.nba.com Dacre

    ….perhaps it will be grizzlies team?
    I’d love for O.J. Mayo to get to the suns . . In other news.