The Grizzlies intend to sign Jordan Goodwin to a 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).
Goodwin played four college seasons at Saint Louis before going undrafted in 2021. He’s in his third NBA season, having previously played for the Wizards and Suns.
A 25-year-old guard who’s known as a strong rebounder and defender, Goodwin was sent from Phoenix to Brooklyn ahead of last week’s trade deadline in the deal that saw Royce O’Neale land with the Suns. Goodwin was subsequently released by the Nets, and after clearing waivers, he became an unrestricted free agent.
The Memphis Grizzlies are planning to sign free agent guard Jordan Goodwin on a 10-day deal, sources tell ESPN. Goodwin is expected to join the team as soon as Tuesday. Goodwin has spent time with the Suns and Wizards in the past two-plus seasons.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 12, 2024
Goodwin appeared in 40 games with Phoenix this season, averaging 5.0 PPG, 2.9 RPG and 2.0 APG in 14.0 MPG. He struggled with scoring efficiency, posting a lackluster .389/.288/.862 shooting line.
As our tracker shows, Memphis currently has a full 15-man standard roster. However, the Grizzlies have been decimated by injuries in 2023/24 — as with several other players they’ve signed to 10-day contracts, Goodwin’s deal will almost certainly come via the hardship exception.
According to Wojnarowski, Goodwin is expected to join Memphis “as soon as Tuesday,” which means his Grizzlies debut could come on Wednesday vs. Houston.