The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has re-signed guard De’Anthony Melton to a multi-year contract.
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Shams Charania: Restricted free agent De’Anthony Melton has agreed to four-year, $35M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .
Chris Herrington: Grizzlies have qualifying offers out to De’Anthony Melton, John Konchar and Jontay Porter. If they retained all three and bought out Marko Guduric, there’s your 15. But I don’t think it will end up being quite that simple.
Michael Scotto: The Memphis Grizzlies will extend a qualifying offer to De’Anthony Melton, HoopsHype has learned. Melton will become a restricted free agent.
John Hollinger: I expect Melton to get offers for the full midlevel exception; the only question is whether a rebuilding cap-room team like Atlanta, Charlotte or Detroit would have the stones to go beyond that. In either case, the Grizzlies are protected by the Arenas rule, meaning that the first two years of any offers sheet to Melton could only be for the MLE, but the money could potentially increase in subsequent years. The most likely endgame to me is him returning to Memphis on a lesser version of the Brooks deal — something on the order of three years, $30 million.
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September 23, 2021 | 4:49 am EDT Update
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September 23, 2021 | 2:02 am EDT Update
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