JUST IN: Memphis Grizzlies Star Have Reportedly Sign with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly signed Jacob Gilyard.

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Michael A. Scotto of HoopsHype stated that the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a two-way contract with former Memphis Grizzlies player Jacob Gilyard. Gilyard, who was just waived by the Grizzlies, will now have another opportunity with an NBA franchise.

Gilyard appeared in 37 games for the Grizzlies this season, providing a steady presence for Memphis in the absence of so many key players. Gilyard averaged 4.7 points per game in 37 games this season, playing 17.7 minutes. More importantly than Gilyard’s per-game numbers, he shot 41.7% from deep.

Gilyard also performed an excellent job limiting turnovers as a lead guard for the Grizzlies, averaging 3.5 assists per game and only 0.8 turnovers per game. There was a lot to admire about Gilyard’s time in Memphis, but the Grizzlies appeared to believe that he would not be a part of their healthy roster next season, so they let him go in favor of newly signed guard Jordan Goodwin.

At 5’9″, Gilyard is clearly undersized in the NBA, but he can still make a lot of things happen offensively. Gilyard’s ability was showcased in his one-of-a-kind situation in Memphis, and it helped him land another NBA opportunity, with Brooklyn interested.

To take advantage of this chance, Gilyard will relocate from Memphis to Brooklyn.

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