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It's All about defense I'm lock in on that this year!!! 💯
Doesn't protect them from being called up by another team, but does make D-League roster stronger while not breaking DL salary rules.
Then, when they're (likely) cut from training camp roster, the Grizzlies keep them with the Iowa Energy as an "affiliated player".
These deals allow the Grizzlies to pay them a partial guarantee on a NBA minimum deal (50k or more) - way more than D-League rules allow.