Jonas Valanciunas is set to extend his tenure in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform. As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lithuanian center is set to sign a three-year, $45M deal as the NBA free agency window opens.
Once free agency opens at 6 PM ET, center Jonas Valanciunas is expected to commit to a three-year, $45M contract to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Valanciunas arrived in Memphis as part of the trade that sent former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors, a move that helped cement Toronto’s place as the NBA Champions.
Coming off a disappointing season where the Grizzlies only attained a record of 33-49, Valanciunas was a bright spot in Memphis, averaging 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per games in his 19 appearances in a Grizzlies uniform. The experience of the seven-year veteran will help to add to the talented young core of the team including Jaren Jackson Jr. and 2019 second overall pick Ja Morant.