The latest Memphis Grizzlies deal could provide guard depth while Ja Morant is sidelined.

The Memphis Grizzlies are still adding to their 2023-24 preseason roster. The organization announced the signing of guard Shaquille Harrison on Thursday afternoon. 

Harrison is another guard who should contribute to the competition. He is recognized as a strong defender who can guard numerous positions and cause havoc with his long arms and on-ball pressure.

Because Ja Morant is suspended for the first 25 games of the season, the Harrison deal could help Memphis get through that stretch. 

The NBA collective bargaining agreement states that any player punished for more than six games will be placed on the team's suspended list after five.

This will free up a roster slot, and Harrison may be able to fill it.Harrison, who is 6-foot-4, can play both point guard and shooting guard. 

Since going undrafted out of Tulsa in 2017, he has spent time with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets, and Portland Trail Blazers.

In 180 career games, he has averaged 5.3 points and one steal. He most recently played for the South Bay Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers' G League club. 

During the Lakers' first-round playoff series against the Grizzlies, he practiced with the team in Memphis. 

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