IHSAA

Marquis Teague signs rest-of-season contract with Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Hustle, Memphis Grizzlies, Marquis Teague

Marquis Teague is back in the NBA and will remain on the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster for their final five games of the 2017-18 season. The Pike High School product signed a rest-of-season-contract Tuesday after his 10-day contract expired.

The 25-year-old point guard has spent all but the last few weeks this season in the NBA G League with the Grizzlies’ affiliate, the Memphis Hustle. While there, he started in all 47 games and averaged 17.6 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. He shot 45.7 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from range.

Last Friday’s game in Utah was notable, a surely memorable for him. It was his first regular-season NBA game since April 16, 2014 while a member of the Brooklyn Nets.

Marquis is four grades younger than brother Jeff Teague, the former Pacer.

Over the last three seasons, the Chicago Bulls’ first-round pick in 2012 has spent time overseas and in the G League. The Pacers’ G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, acquired him via trade with Oklahoma City on March 7, 2017, but then they lost their rights to him in the offseason as part of the G League Expansion Draft.

The Grizzlies (21-56), who own the second-worst record in the NBA, originally called up Teague and signed him to a 10-day contract on March 24. They will not participate in the NBA playoffs for the first time in eight years.

[Photo: @MemphisHustle]

Q&A with George Hill — on Sacramento, Hayward’s injury, and Broad Ripple closing

George Hill was back home again in Indiana Tuesday, this time with another new team. After playing one year in Utah last season, completing the final year of a five-year contract he signed with the Pacers in 2012, Hill signed with the Sacramento Kings over the summer and will pull in $20 million for the…

Pacers react to Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury

Tuesday was opening night in the NBA so all eyes were on TNT and two marquee matchups, first in the Eastern Conference and then out west, and the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. Less than six minutes in, though, Brownsburg native Gordon Hayward got caught up in the air and then landed hard on his…

George Hill changes representation ahead of free agency

George Hill, having just completed the final year of a five-year, $40 million deal that he originally signed with the Pacers in 2012, has changed agents prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Hill has hired Matthew Ward, Ward confirmed to VigilantSports.com. This isn’t a new relationship between the two; Ward has…

Jeremy Hollowell slated to work out for the Lakers

Lawrence Central High School product Jeremy Hollowell is scheduled to workout for Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Joining Hollowell will be Wesley Alves Da Silva (Brazil), Milton Doyle (Loyola), Tyler Lydon (Syracuse), Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State), and Matt Thomas (Iowa State). This appears to be his second pre-draft workout. His first came with Toronto on…