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NBA: Grizzlies, Ja Morant agree on large extension

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Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies.  Justin Ford/Getty Pictures/AFP

The Memphis Grizzlies and star level guard Ja Morant reportedly agreed Thursday to an extension that may very well be price $231 million.

Morant, the 2020 Rookie of the Yr and a second-team All-NBA participant final season, agreed on a five-year, $193 million deal, ESPN reported Thursday. Supermax escalators might enhance the worth to $231 million.

On his Twitter account Thursday night time, Morant posted, “Memphis is my house”

Morant, 22, put up 27.4 factors, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per sport final season because the Grizzlies matched the franchise document with 56 wins. Nonetheless, Morant missed 25 video games through the season and was sidelined by a bone bruise in his proper knee for the final three video games of a second-round playoff loss to the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

In 187 video games throughout his three-year profession, Morant has averaged 21.2 factors, 7.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds.

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