The Memphis Grizzlies are looking for backcourt help with Mike Conley expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae. The Vertical first reported the severity of the injury.
The Grizzlies have already expressed interest in point guard Norris Cole, who is currently in China with the Shandong Golden Stars, a league source told Basketball Insiders. Cole has an opt-out clause in his contract that would allow him to return to the NBA.
Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale previously coached Cole when both were members of the Miami HEAT. Fizdale coached Cole for three and a half seasons together before the point guard was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Currently, Memphis has Andrew Harrison and rookie Wade Baldwin to hold down the fort in Conley’s absence.
Former Grizzlies point guard Mario Chalmers is also a free agent and could draw interest from Memphis. Another former Grizzlies guard who could be a potential option is Xavier Munford, who played 14 games for Memphis last season.
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