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Jaylen Nowell’s signing on a 10-day contract marks the 31st player to join the roster this season, equaling an NBA record established by the Grizzlies this year, according to Omari Sankofa II of The Detroit Free Press.

Given the team’s myriad injuries, Nowell could see significant playing time. Coach Monty Williams expressed his expectations, stating, “I expect him to come in and try to acclimate.”

Williams highlighted Nowell’s scoring ability, mentioning his past performances with the Minnesota Timberwolves. While refraining from setting specific expectations, Williams emphasized the opportunity for hungry players like Nowell to contribute amid the team’s injury challenges.

“He’s a guy that’s scored in segments of his career. I watched him in Minnesota a little bit, and had to scout against him. We know he can score the ball. He’s been around.

“I don’t want to put it out there what we want from him, we just feel like guys like that, who are hungry and looking for opportunities, allow for us to have more bodies with all the guys we’ve lost this year. But it’s also a chance for a guy to come in and help us win games.”