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Grizzlies Exercising Jarell Martin’s Team Option

Michael Scotto

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The Memphis Grizzlies will pick up the fourth-year team option on forward Jarell Martin, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

Martin entered Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets averaging 7.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game in 24.2 minutes per game. Martin has started every game since the season opener in place of JaMychal Green who sprained his left ankle.

Martin, the former 25th overall pick of the 2015 draft, has been slowed by injuries in his first two seasons. The most serious injury was a fractured left foot in September of 2015. Now, the 23-year-old forward hopes to fulfill some of the promise he showed at LSU where he averaged 16.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game as a sophomore.

For more information on Memphis’ salary cap situation, click here.

Michael Scotto is a Senior NBA Writer for Basketball Insiders in his sixth season covering the league. He also works for The Associated Press focusing on Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks game coverage.

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2018 Free Agency Diary

RFA Montrezl Harrell Stays with Clippers on 2-Year Deal

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Restricted free-agent center Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to return to the LA Clippers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. Harrell’s deal is fully guaranteed, sources said.

Harrell, 24, joined the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets last season and made an imprint with his rebounding and defense. Harrell averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Clippers.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Free-Agent Center Alex Len Agrees to Deal with Hawks

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Free-agent center Alex Len has agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. Len averaged 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Suns last season. The 25-year-old was taken fifth overall by Phoenix in the 2013 draft. He’s averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in his career.

Source: ESPN

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Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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