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Mike Bibby working out with Grizzlies

Mike Bibby could return to the Grizzlies, the team that drafted him in 1998. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images) Mike Bibby could return to the Grizzlies, the team that drafted him in 1998. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Veteran point guard Mike Bibby is looking for work again and may get a job with the team that gave him his first opportunity to play in the NBA almost 15 years ago. The free agent is working out with the Memphis Grizzlies, the team that drafted him second overall in the 1998 NBA Draft when the franchise was in Vancouver, according to a report today from Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.

Bibby, who last appeared in 39 games last season for the New York Knicks, is working out with four or five teams, according to Amick. The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look for even more depth at the point guard position because of injuries to Steve Nash and Steve Blake, but the team is reportedly not one of those four or five interested in Bibby.

The Grizzlies could use some depth at point guard because the roster is pretty thin after Mike Conley Jr.; Memphis doesn't have much in terms of veteran leadership from the backcourt. The move to possibly sign Bibby, 34, could spell even less minutes for the young Jerryd Bayless, who continues to struggle in his first season with the Grizzlies.

Bibby, who currently lives in the Phoenix area, has career averages of 14.4 points and 5.5 assists. Last season with the Knicks he averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 assists in 14 minutes per game. At 14-4, the Grizzlies are currently second only to the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division, so Bibby could be looking at a legitimate chance to get that elusive NBA ring.

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