The Memphis Grizzlies continued with their strong offseason, as they added young wing Kyle Anderson to the fold. Anderson, who was a restricted free agent with the San Antonio Spurs, inked a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with Memphis.
According to ESPN, the Spurs are not expected to match the offer. For San Antonio, they will have lost Anderson and Tony Parker this offseason, and they still face the prospect of dealing disgruntled star forward Kawhi Leonard.
For Memphis, they receive a two-way guard who still has his best basketball in front of him. Anderson, who is still just 24 years old, averaged 7.9 PPG and 5.4 RPG with the Spurs a season ago. However, he will likely take on a much larger role with the Grizzlies.
In addition to Anderson, the organization drafted talented young big man Jaren Jackson Jr. out of Michigan State with the fourth-overall pick in June’s NBA Draft.
Anderson is expected to start right away in Memphis, alongside point guard Mike Conley–who is returning from injury–and talented big man Marc Gasol. Memphis is reportedly looking to get back to its mantra of “Grit and Grind.” Both Anderson and Jackson will help significantly in that respect.
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