Report: JaMychal Green Re-Signs With Memphis Grizzlies

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December 01, 2015: New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) shoots a lay up against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) during the game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Memphis Grizzlies defeated New Orleans Pelicans 113-104. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed restricted free agent power forward JaMychal Green to a contract worth $17 million over two years.

Shams Charania of The Vertical broke the news on Wednesday afternoon:

JaMychal Green Re-Signs With Memphis Grizzlies 

Green’s new deal will take him through the end of the 2018-19 season.

Green averaged 8.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game last season for the  Grizzlies. Showing significant improvements ever year, Green appeared in 77 games for Memphis in 2016-17, starting 75 of them. This past NBA season, Green posted career highs in minutes played, rebounds, assists, points, free throw shooting, and three-point percentage.

Looking forward, Green will look to demonstrate even more improvement for Memphis, as a capable starter or spark off the bench. Averaging 37.9% from three-point territory, Green will need to keep that number consistent heading into next season. For the 6’9 power forward, the league has transitioned to where the long-range shot is ever so valuable. The Grizzlies will need Green to continue evolving as an NBA player in order to compete for a playoff spot in the 2017-18 season.

Green is going into his third season in the league, during which he’ll be 27 years old. After being undrafted back in the 2012 NBA Draft, Green has demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment to improving his overall game. Look to see Green continue his improvement; averaging a double-double and contending for the 2018 NBA Most Improved Player award is a likely possibility.

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