Scotty Pippen Jr. has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, his agent, Erika Ruiz of Klutch Sports Group confirmed. The free agent averaged 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.8 steals this season with the NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers.
The son of Chicago Bulls legend and Hall of Famer Scotty Pippen, the 23-year-old played in six games for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2022-23 season. He was undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2022. He was second in the SEC in scoring in his sophomore year, averaging 20.8 points, before ending the following season as the top scorer, averaging 20.4 points.
While the Grizzlies are providing Pippen with a platform to launch his NBA career, the guard is providing Memphis with much-needed relief amid an injury crisis. Ja Morant has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, while Marcus Smart (finger) and Desmond Bane (ankle) will remain sidelined for at least another month.