^^ I remember the Houston Rockets were desperate to get a PG in 2005 and they brought in 38 year old Rod Strickland a month or two into the season. Rod hadn't played in about a year after being cut the prior season, he was old and slow, couldn't stop anyone. They cut him after a few games.
I think they had Strickland signed to a couple of 10 day contracts before they cut him. When Grunwald says AI is too risky, it leads me to believe he wants more than a minimum deal.