Gasol tweets contract agreement with Grizzlies
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|Restricted free agent Marc Gasol is staying with the Memphis Grizzlies. (REUTERS)
Restricted free agent Marc Gasol is staying with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis did not officially announce the deal, but the 7-foot-1 center posted the following on his Twitter page:
"I'm proud to say that we have reached a tentative agreement with my team... can't wait to get on the court with all my teammates!"
The Commercial Appeal reported the agreement to be a four-year deal worth nearly $58 million.
Gasol averaged 15 points, 1.2 rebounds and 2.15 blocks a game during the Grizzlies' 13-game playoff run last season that included a first-round upset over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies were eliminated in a seven-game series with Oklahoma City.
The 26-year old averaged 11.7 points, seven rebounds and a career-high 2.5 assists while leading the Grizzlies in blocks (1.68) and field goal percentage (.527) during 81 regular season games.
Gasol has played his entire three-year career in Memphis.