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Conley injury opens door for Andrew Harrison in Memphis


The Memphis Grizzlies are in need of a new point guard now that Mike Conley is out indefinitely with a vertebrae injury. The max contract star suffered the injury last night when attempting to take a charge against the Hornets and he could be out as long as eight weeks, per ESPN.

Conley’s point guard responsibilities will now be handed over to either Andrew Harrison or rookie Wade Baldwin IV, and we’re rooting for Harrison to get his shot. It’s crazy to think he could go from NBA D-Leaguer to starting PG for the fifth place team in the competitive Western Conference.

For what it’s worth, Harrison averages over 10 minutes more per game than Baldwin, his competition for the job. The former Wildcat also has three start in his 17 games this season to Baldwin’s one. He’ll likely get the first shot, and it’s up to him to decide how long he will keep it in Conley’s absence.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Conley injury opens door for Andrew Harrison in Memphis

  1. memphis wildcat
    3:30 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    The Griz sent Baldwin to the D-League for a few games the week before last. Would be shocked if Andrew did not get the first try.

    FYI – the memphis press (for what it’s worth) have be saying all season that the Griz need to sign a veteran PG. The Griz mgmt seems content not to go that route – will be interesting to see what they do now that Conley is out.

  2. Luether
    10:24 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Hope Andrew steps up…

  3. Saul T. Nuts
    10:50 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Best of luck to Andrew! He has played well this season and he deserves a shot.