Grizzlies sign Brooks, Johnson to multiyear deals
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard MarShon Brooks and forward Omari Johnson to multiyear contracts.
The Grizzlies also announced Friday that they have waived guard Marquis Teague.
Brooks originally signed a 10-day deal with the Grizzlies on March 27, and he averaged 23.3 points with 3.7 assists coming off the bench in three games. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard scored 70 points, the most by any player in franchise history over his first three games.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Marquis Teague for the remainder of the season.
Teague had signed a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on March 24 as a promotion from the Memphis Hustle, their NBA G League affiliate.
The 6-foot-2 guard has appeared in two games as a reserve for the Grizzlies. The 25-year-old Teague averaged 4 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steals in 26.5 minutes.
American sorry for accusing NBA G League players of theft
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has apologized to two players on the Memphis Grizzlies' minor league affiliate who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant wrongfully accused them of stealing blankets, which an assistant coach suggested happened because they are black.
American apologizes to black athletes for theft accusation
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it is reviewing why two professional basketball players were removed from a Sioux Falls, S.D.-bound flight on Sunday.
An airline spokesman said Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward Trahson Burrell had boarded Flight 3756 operated by Envoy Air at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Two first-class passengers gave the players their blankets as they headed to their seats in coach.
The Mad Ants are going to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. A 116-100 victory today over the Long Island Nets guarantees that.
The Mad Ants, who won the 2014 D-League championship and reached the 2015 finals, missed the postseason last year. They will be either the third or fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.