Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the team has signed guard Dusty Hannahs to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle, pursuant to the NBA’s hardship roster rules. Hannahs will wear jersey #8 for the Grizzlies. Hannahs (6-4, 195) competed in 49 regular season games (seven starts) this season for the Hustle, the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate, and averaged 14.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting a G League-leading 92.6 percent from the free throw line. Hannahs, the Hustle’s all-time leading scorer who led the club in total points (710) this season, guided the team to its first trip to the G League Playoffs and averaged 29.0 points in two postseason contests, including 26 points in the Hustle’s first-ever playoff victory on March 27 at Stockton and a season-high 32 points in the Western Conference Semifinals on March 29 at Rio Grande Valley.
Michael Wallace: After another strong outing in Friday's @nbagleague playoff loss to Rio Grande Valley, @MemphisHustle guard Dusty @D_Hannahs Hannahs being strongly considered for shot with @Memphis Grizzlies. Hearing Memphis was granted an injury exception to add roster spot.
October 2, 2022 | 12:16 pm EDT Update
For now, Harrison Barnes believes he is right where he belongs, but he joked that he follows the latest trade news from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania, just in case. “You know how the NBA is,” Barnes said. “I check Woj. I check Shams. They’ve still got me here, so as far as I’m concerned, this is where I’m supposed to be and I’m going to give it my best effort.”
Barnes has been the frequent subject of trade speculation over the past two seasons. He has heard the rumors, but he said it doesn’t cause a distraction for him at this stage in his career. “That’s just part of the business,” Barnes said. “I don’t really pay too much attention to that. The biggest thing is just getting ready for opening night. That’s my focus. The guys on this court, the coaching staff, us building that trust now so, when things get going and adversity hits, you have a base of relationships that you draw on.”
Rod Boone: Steve Clifford said Gordon Hayward banged his knee in practice and has been limited. Hayward isn’t happy they’re sitting him. “He wants to play. He’s actually a little upset about it, but it doesn’t make any sense to me and it doesn’t make any sense to (trainer) Joe (Sharpe).”