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  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Andre Iguodala intends to seek a buyout from the Grizzlies and then sign with the Lakers shortly afterward.

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka was previously Iggy's agent before taking a front office role, and the dots connect from both a familiarity and championship contending team standpoint. This connection makes a lot of sense for the 35-year-old as he seeks a chance at another ring before calling it quits.

    Source: Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio

  • Ivan Rabb
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ivan Rabb went 4-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line in Monday's Summer League win over the Jazz to score 14 points.

    Rabb added two swats and most interestingly, a 3-pointer. He'll be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson Jr. up front this season, but Rabb expanding his range would certainly help his development in general.

  • Yuta Watanabe
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Yuta Watanabe put up 20 points, nine rebounds and a triple in Monday's opener at Utah Summer League.

    Watanabe shot 7-of-12 from the field and tied for the team lead in scoring with Julian Washburn, who added five rebounds, two steals and five triples on 7-of-10 shooting overall. Both of these players had some moments for the depleted Grizzlies last season but figure to be back-end depth now that Memphis has multiple young pieces to put on the floor at once.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Wolves have "inquired" about Delon Wright.

    It was reported earlier today that the Mavs are interested in Wright, and it appears that his market is picking up as big fish are picked off the free agent board. Minnesota is in the market for some long-term answers at point guard and Wright would be a versatile addition if they could swing it.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that the Mavs are one of the teams with strong interest in RFA Delon Wright.

    The Grizzlies have added some significant salary this offseason and drafted Ja Morant to be the point guard of the future, leading some to question how far they'll go to retain Wright. Wright closed last season with a top-50 push and has a tremendously interesting stat set for fantasy purposes, so whether or not he winds up in Memphis fantasy owners are just hoping he gets something like 25 mpg. He'd be a nice snag for any team looking to pick up a versatile guard.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Rockets would be interested in Andre Iguodala if he were to be bought out by the Grizzlies.

    Houston would not be alone in their pursuit of Iguodala, who has aged gracefully in taking a reserve, do-it-all role with the Warriors. It remains to be seen if the Grizzlies do buy him out, as they may want that type of presence around a young team and could even offer him a starting job. It still seems like the real prize for Memphis was getting a first-round pick, however, so most are not expecting Iguodala to last long with the Grizzlies.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, the Pacers had been interested in signing Justin Holiday but his interest in the team has waned.

    It's hard to blame Holiday, who saw Indiana add two quality backcourt/wing players in Jeremy Lamb and Malcolm Brogdon. Holiday had previously been linked to the Nets, and he figures to try and find a team with a clear rotation spot available.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Warriors are dealing Andre Iguodala and a first-round pick to the Grizzlies to open up space for Sunday's sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell.

    The Warriors were hard-capped by the S&T and Iguodala, one of Golden State's rocks in their dynasty, was the one to take the hit. The pick is top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 should it come to that. Iguodala has a chance to start for the young Grizzlies, but also stands out as a trade candidate that the Grizz could flip for even more futures. They could also buy him out. No word yet on what the Warriors are receiving beyond salary relief.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to return to the Grizzlies.

    Valanciunas finished last season on a top-50 fantasy sprint in 27.7 mpg across his 19 games with Memphis, and he is looking like a hot commodity in fantasy circles now that he's finally being given a featured role. There may be some growing pains with a rookie point guard at the helm, but JV is primed for a nice season while the Grizzlies are getting him at an affordable rate.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas is expected to commit to a three-year deal worth $45 million to remain with the Grizzlies, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Valanciunas opted out of $17.6 million next season and instead secures a longer-term deal at a slightly lower annual value. He was dynamite in Memphis down the stretch, averaging 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 19 games with the Grizzlies after finally being given starter's minutes. Things may be tougher without Mike Conley, but JV is shaping up as a solid middle-round pick in fantasy drafts with a little upside for more. He was a top-50 player over the last two months of the year in 27.7 mpg.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Michael Scotto of The Athletic mentioned Justin Holiday as someone that is on the Nets' radar.

    This is the first we've heard about Holiday in free agency, but Brooklyn would be a really nice fit for a 3-and-D player like him. His skill set should attract several suitors once the high-profile players get snapped up and teams start looking for depth.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to Omari Sankofa, Avery Bradley's contract guarantee date has been moved from July 3rd to July 8th.

    This is an understandable move by the Grizzlies as it gives them a little bit more flexibility as they survey the FA market for any opportunities to improve their young roster. Bradley, who is 29 years old, does not exactly fit their timeline but is a solid veteran presence on the floor.

    Source: Omari Sankofa II on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant (right knee) is not on the Grizzlies' Summer League roster.

    Morant previously said he would not be participating in Summer League, and that is now official. He's got a great opportunity ahead of him this season so keep an eye out for updates on his recovery from a minor right knee surgery as camp approaches.

    Source: Law Murray on Twitter

  • Tyler Dorsey
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are declining to extend a qualifying offer to Tyler Dorsey, making the guard an unrestricted free agent.

    While the report also states that the Grizzlies are open to revisiting a scenario where Dorsey returns in the future, that is hard to see after this action. Dorsey didn't see the court much until the end of the season when injuries struck the roster, but he carried himself quite well the last 14 games of the season with averages of 13.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 threes in 28.4 minutes. Dorsey should get a decent amount of interest in free agency as a depth option after the big dominos fall.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies will extend a qualifying offer to Delon Wright, making him a restricted free agent.

    Wright posted top-50 value over the last month of the season, and Mike Conley's departure should open up some playing time even with Ja Morant arriving. Wright is versatile enough to factor into the rotation at multiple positions and should be looking at quality minutes no matter what, even if he won't be looked at to handle the bulk of the point guard work. Assuming he does stay with Memphis, there's definite sleeper potential for a guy that figures to be overlooked because of Morant.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter