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The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team has re-signed center Jonas Valanciunas to a multi-year contract.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a three-year, $45M deal to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, CAA agent Leon Rose tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline the $17.6M option on 2019-20 contract, clearing way to become a free agent. His primary intention will be to negotiate a new deal with Memphis, where he averaged 19.9 PPG and 10.7 RPG after February trade from Toronto.
Bobby Marks: Because Valanciunas was traded in February, both sides were restricted to only a two-year extension (if he opted-out). The restriction is based on the six-month rule from the time of the trade. Opting out gives both the flexibility on a longer commitment.
David Cobb: Taylor Jenkins talked with Jonas Valanciunas via WhatsApp yesterday as Valanciunas was on a fishing trip in Norway. Kleiman says no comment on the opt-in decision but praises him quite a bit.
Donatas Urbonas: Jonas Valanciunas on his player option with Memphis Grizzlies: “It’s still early to say. Deeper into the summer, we’ll have a better picture who’s staying and what are the team plans. Firstly, I want to see who’s a head coach. It’s gonna be a huge factor.”
Donatas Urbonas: Valanciunas on his player option: “Firstly, I want to see who’ll coach Memphis. It will have a big impact on my decision, because I want to know, how we gonna look in 82 games. I don’t want to be a tourist. I want to win.”
Donatas Urbonas: Jonas Valanciunas added Mike Conley’s future with Grizzlies is also an important factor for his decision to continue or not with Memphis: “He is a high level player who knows how to run the team. I need him.”
Donatas Urbonas: Jonas Valanciunas on his future with Memphis Grizzlies: „We’ll see, but if Memphis wants me back, I will definitely be there.“
Omari Sanfoka II: Jonas Valanciunas says he preference is to stay in Memphis. He has a $17.6 million player option
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