Grizzlies To Keep Pondexter With New Deal
Memphis, TN-The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard/forward Quincy Pondexter to a contract extension, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pondexter (6-6, 225) led the Grizzlies in three-point field goal percentage (career-high .395) in 59 games (one start) last season and also averaged career highs with 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21.1 minutes. He made 60 three-pointers last season after recording a total of 40 threes over his first two NBA seasons.
Pondexter further increased his production during the 2013 NBA Playoffs, averaging 8.9 points and 2.5 rebounds on .489 shooting (.453 3FG shooting) in 23.8 minutes in 15 postseason games. The 25-year-old posted 15.3 points and 3.3 rebounds on .537 shooting (.480 3FG shooting) in 32.0 minutes during the 2013 Western Conference Finals, leading the Grizzlies in scoring twice during the series.
After a 13-point performance in the 2013-14 season opener on Oct. 30 at San Antonio, Pondexter holds career averages of 4.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists on .431 shooting (.366 3FG shooting) in 15.8 minutes in 190 games (15 starts) for Memphis and New Orleans.
Following a four-year career at the University of Washington, Pondexter was drafted by Oklahoma City in the first round (26th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft and traded with the draft rights to Craig Brackins (21st overall) on draft night to New Orleans for Morris Peterson and the draft rights to Cole Aldrich (11th overall). Following his rookie season in New Orleans, the Fresno, Calif. native was acquired by Memphis on Dec. 24, 2011 for Greivis Vasquez.
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