Grizzlies sign Arenas for rest of season

Grizzlies sign G Gilbert Arenas for rest of season

The Grizzlies have signed Gilbert Arenas for the remainder of the season, filling a need at point guard.

Memphis officials confirmed the signing Tuesday. Contract details were not immediately available.

The oft-injured free agent had not played since finishing last season with the Orlando Magic.

Arenas worked out for Memphis on Monday and will be used to back up point guard Mike Conley, who hasn't had reliable relief all season.

The 30-year-old Arenas has averaged 21.2 points and 5.4 assists per game in his nine-year career, but is no longer an elite player due to knee injuries. The Magic traded the Washington Wizards for Arenas last season, but then waived him in December through the new amnesty clause so his contract wouldn't count against the salary cap.

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