Grizzlies Finalize Regular Season Roster by Cutting Arms, Johnson, and Harrison

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The Memphis Grizzlies have made changes to their roster ahead of the regular season by waiving guards Adonis Arms, Shaquille Harrison, and David Johnson, as confirmed by the team.

Harrison joined Memphis in late August, and there was speculation that he might be utilized during Ja Morant’s 25-game suspension.

The Grizzlies are unable to move Morant to the suspended list until after five games, which leaves open the possibility of Harrison being re-signed early in the season.

Harrison, a six-year NBA veteran who has had stints with five different teams, played five games with Portland last season after signing a 10-day contract in late March.

As for Arms and Johnson, both of them signed with the Grizzlies just recently and are likely headed to the Memphis Hustle, the team’s G League affiliate.

If they have Exhibit 10 contracts, they stand to earn a bonus of up to $75,000 if they spend at least 60 days with the team.

Harrison participated in four of Memphis’ preseason games, averaging 0.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.5 assists in 12.1 minutes per game. Arms and Johnson did not see any playing time during their brief stint with the team.

With these moves, Memphis now has a finalized roster for the regular season, consisting of 15 players on standard contracts and three on two-way deals.

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