The Memphis Grizzlies are signing free agent guard Tim Frazier via hardship exception, according to Shams Charania.
The Grizzlies don’t currently have an open roster spot, but they won’t have to waive a player to add Frazier due to the hardship exception.
The team has been without Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow and now Ja Morant will be out for three-to-five weeks due to an ankle sprain.
The terms of Frazier’s deal have not been reported, but it will likely be a non-guaranteed minimum-salary contract.
This is the first NBA transaction of the 2021 calendar year.
Frazier, 30, has played 272 NBA games in his career.
He played 27 games (11 starts) for the Detroit Pistons last season and averaged 3.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in 13.1 minutes per game.
The Grizzlies will become the seventh NBA team for Frazier in his seven-year career in the league.
Frazier once played all 53 minutes of an overtime game for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018-2019 season and finished the game with 20 points, seven rebounds and 15 assists.