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Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas to Decline $17.6 Million Option

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Memphis Grizzlies’ center Jonas Valanciunas is planning to decline his $17.6 million player-option for the 2019-2020 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Doing so will make Valanciunas an unrestricted free agent, but he is intending to negotiate a new deal with the Grizzlies where he shined following his acquisition.

Valanciunas posted 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game playing for the Grizzlies following the trade.

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Rockets, Clippers Interested in Andre Iguodala

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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers are two teams that are in strong pursuit of Memphis Grizzlies veteran forward Andre Iguodala, according to Stadium’s Shams Charania.

According to the report, the Grizzlies have tried to find a suitable trade partner to ship out Iguodala in the hopes of getting some value back, and have engaged in talks with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets at different points.

In regards to the Rockets, they are still not comfortable with the idea of going deep in the luxury tax just to land Iguodala.

The Clippers appear to be resistant in giving up newly acquired forward Mo Harkless in landing Iguodala.

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Grizzlies’ Tyus Jones Excited for New Team, Thankful for Time in Minnesota

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones is excited for what will come next in his career with his new team, but he is also appreciative of his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who gave him the chance to play in his home state.

“I’ve just got a lot of emotions right now,” Jones said, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

“I don’t really know how exactly to feel. I’m just excited. I’m just ready for my next chapter of my career and my life.”

Jones showed his appreciation to the Wolves.

“I’m thankful. It’s a situation where I was fortunate enough to be able to play in my home state, and for four years at that,” Jones said. “A lot of people don’t get the opportunity to do that. For me, it’s a chance to play in my home state as my first taste of the NBA and to help me get acclimated to the NBA lifestyle.

“It was nothing but a blessing. I am very thankful for that and look at it as nothing but a positive. Now I get to take that next step in my journey and my career, and I’m excited for that.”

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Clippers Could Be Interested in Andre Iguodala

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The Los Angeles Clippers may not be done building their roster following the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the Clippers have an interested in Memphis Grizzlies’ Andre Iguodala.

Iguodala could be a valuable asset in a trade, and has already been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets.

The Grizzlies appear intent on dealing Iguodala shortly after acquiring him from the Golden State Warriors earlier this offseason.

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