MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies and star guard Ja Morant have agreed to the richest contract in franchise history with the two sides coming to terms on a new five-year, $193 million contract.
That deal could grow to be worth north of $230 million.
This was a no-brainer as, at just 22 years old, Morant is already one of the NBA’s elite and was voted the NBA’s most improved player after leading the Grizzlies to the second-best record in the NBA.
Morant’s tweet after the news broke overnight: “Memphis is my home.”
Grizz fans love the sound of that.
This deal puts a smile on Grizzlies fans’ faces, especially after the disappointing news that Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss anywhere from 4 to 6 months after surgery on his foot.