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Report: Memphis Grizzlies to sign Jerryd Bayless

The Grizzlies will sign guard Jerryd Bayless, right, to help replace the production of O.J. Mayo, left. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies have reached a deal with free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the contract is for two seasons.

Bayless can help replace the production of guard O.J. Mayo, who is expected to leave Memphis this offseason as a free agent. Bayless played the best season of his NBA career last year with the Toronto Raptors. He averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 assists per game.

Toronto decided to withdraw its qualifying offer to Bayless last week. The Raptors took Washington guard Terrence Ross with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft, and Bayless' playing time likely would have dropped this year.

Now, Bayless will be asked to add some scoring punch to the Grizzlies' bench. Mayo scored 12.6 points per game last season. If Bayless can continue to build on his production with Toronto, he could fit well with Memphis.

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