Morant, the 2020 Rookie of the Year and a second-team All-NBA player last season, agreed to a five-year, $193 million deal, ESPN reported Thursday. The worth of the contract could increase up to $231M
The All-Star, 22, put up 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game last season as the Grizzlies matched the franchise record with 56 wins. He won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award last season.
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has agreed on a five-year, $193M designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231M, his agent Jim Tanner of @_TandemSE tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
The Grizzlies reached the second round of the postseason, and were it not for Morant’s season-ending injury, might have ultimately knocked the eventual champion Golden State Warriors out of the playoffs.
With Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. now locked in for years to come, the Grizzlies should have plenty more chances to compete for the title. The Grizzlies have also re-signed Tyus Jones to a new two-year deal, per multiple reports.
Free agent G Tyus Jones is returning to the Memphis Grizzlies on a two-year, $30M deal, his agent Kevin Bradbury of @REP1Basketball tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2022