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.