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Report: Jonas Valanciunas opting out of $17617976 remaining on Grizzlies contract


After acquiring him from the Raptors in the Marc Gasol trade, the Grizzlies empowered Jonas Valanciunas .


The center averaged 20-11-2-2 in 19 games before his season ended with a sprained ankle .


“Every single day, we were hyping him to believe that he could do more,” then-Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said in April, “and that there was more there.”


Even if Memphis plans to re-sign him at a lower starting salary, a long-term contract for the 27-year-old could be a lot for a player like that.


I wouldn’t be surprised if Memphis and Valanciunas have already agreed to terms.


Either way, there’s plenty of room for this to backfire – for Valanciunas if he must explore the market or for the Grizzlies if they re-sign him.






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