Chris Wallace Rumors
But expiring contracts seemingly have diminished in value given all NBA teams will enjoy a significant influx of cash and a record-setting salary cap due to the league’s national television contract. Still, Wallace made this clear: “We are not going to do anything — even if it gives us a bump — that will significantly compromise us in the future. Part of watching your cap is watching the back end of your roster. We made a decision to fill up the back end of the roster with an eye on the future.”
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said the 35-year-old Barnes “wears his heart on his sleeve,” an approach that could make the 6-foot-7 forward an ideal fit for a franchise that relies on hustle and defense. “If there’s any player that was destined to be a Grizzly, it’s Matt Barnes,” Wallace said. “He’s a guy that we had our dustups with when he was on the other side of the fence – particularly the Clippers – but now he’s one of us and we’re ecstatic to have him.”
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today that Grizzlies forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season. Green (6-9, 235) averaged 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31.5 minutes in 78 games (70 starts) last season with the Grizzlies and Boston Celtics. Acquired by Memphis from Boston in a three-team trade on Jan. 12, he recorded 13.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.3 minutes in 45 games (37 starts) with the Grizzlies. Green shot a team-high .398 from three-point range after the All-Star Break and increased his three-point percentage to .438 over the final 20 games of the regular season.
Peter Edmiston: Since Jeff Green’s deadline for him to opt-in (or not) is June 23, I asked Chris Wallace,”You’d love to have Jeff Green back, right?” Wallace’s answer:”Well, I don’t really want to talk about his situation right now. It’s his decision whether to exercise his option or not.”