Memphis Grizzlies lock in Steve Adams with multi-year extension

Memphis, Tennessee - NBA center Steven Adams has signed a multi-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Steven Adams (l) of the Memphis Grizzlies drives against Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at FedEx Forum.
Steven Adams (l) of the Memphis Grizzlies drives against Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at FedEx Forum.  © JUSTIN FORD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Though terms were not officially disclosed when the agreement was announced on Saturday, a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN stated it to be a two-year, $25.2 million deal.

The 29-year-old athlete has altered his role in recent years, having previously averaged 13.9 points per game in consecutive seasons for the Oklahoma City Thunder between 2017 and 2019.

Last season, he averaged just 6.9 points for the Grizzlies but had his best campaign ever for both rebounds (10.0 per game) and assists (3.4 per game).

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In fact, his 349 total offensive rebounds and 4.6 offensive rebounds per game were the best numbers in the league, breaking the single-season franchise records set by Zach Randolph during the 2009-10 season.

The Grizzlies begin their 2022-23 season at home with a game against the New York Knicks on October 19.

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