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Tenn Truth Jun 14, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies: Jonas Valanciunas will decline player option

Jonas Valanciunas will reportedly turn down his player option for next season to sign a long-term deal with the Grizzlies. Jonas Valanciunas would’ve made $17.6 million next season if we would have opted-in to his player option, but instead, he is looking for a contract that will keep him in Memphis for years to come. […] Memphis Grizzlies: Jonas Valanciunas will decline player option - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt
Grizzly Bear Blues Jun 14, 2019
The trial of Jonas Valanciunas

The trial of Jonas Valanciunas

The big man has his day in court... You have now entered the Grizzly Bear Blues court room, where the (kind of) Honorable Joe Mullinax presides over standing cases of debate involving the Memphis Grizzlies. Today’s case is a somewhat unexpected one - the debate over whether or not Jonas Valanciunas should be the focus of a long-term deal for the Memphis Grizzlies. Both sides will have their say, and then Judge Mullinax will render a verdict that will almost certainly be disagreed with immediately by a vast majority of people. BAILIFF: ALL RISE. THE GRIZZLY BEAR BLUES COURT IS NOW IN...
ClutchPoints Jun 13, 2019
Report: Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline $17.6 million option for 2019-20, but wants to re-sign with Grizzlies

Report: Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline $17.6 million option for 2019-20, but wants to re-sign with Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline his $17.6 million player-option for the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. While he will become an unrestricted free agent, his primary intention is to negotiate a new deal with Memphis, where he flourished after being traded for Marc Gasol prior to the deadline, averaging 19.9 […] The post Report: Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline $17.6 million option for 2019-20, but wants to re-sign with Grizzlies appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Jun 13, 2019
Report: Jonas Valanciunas to decline option, become free agent

Report: Jonas Valanciunas to decline option, become free agent

He plans on negotiating a long-term deal with Memphis According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Jonas Valanciunas has made his decision about his $17.6 million player option for the 2019-2020 season...and it is somewhat surprising. Sources: Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline the $17.6M option on 2019-20 contract, clearing way to become a free agent. His primary intention will be to negotiate a new deal with Memphis, where he averaged 19.9 PPG and 10.7 RPG after February trade from Toronto.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2019 The reason this news is somewhat...
Jonas Valanciunas opting out of final year with Memphis Grizzlies, per report

Jonas Valanciunas opting out of final year with Memphis Grizzlies, per report

Jonas Valanciunas signaled Thursday that he will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Memphis Grizzlies        
What new Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said about Mike Conley, Jonas Valanciunas

What new Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said about Mike Conley, Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas was on vacation in Norway when new Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins reached out before Valanciunas makes a big decision.        
Analysis: Opting in might be mutually beneficial for Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies

Analysis: Opting in might be mutually beneficial for Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies

Jonas Valanciunas faces a key decision this week. It might be best for him and the Memphis Grizzlies if he opts in.        
ClutchPoints Jun 5, 2019
Jonas Valanciunas considers the head coach as a ‘huge factor’ on whether he’ll stay with Grizzlies

Jonas Valanciunas considers the head coach as a ‘huge factor’ on whether he’ll stay with Grizzlies

Jonas Valanciunas has a $17.6 million player option which he can opt into to remain with the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2019-20 season. According to Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonas, Valanciunas has yet to decide whether he will opt in or not. The 27-year old Lithuanian big man added that the next head coach will […] The post Jonas Valanciunas considers the head coach as a ‘huge factor’ on whether he’ll stay with Grizzlies appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Jun 4, 2019
GBBLive Podcast: Mike, Morant, and Memphis

GBBLive Podcast: Mike, Morant, and Memphis

It’s about to get deep. GBBLive is back, and boy are we glad we didn’t convey! Host (and Grizzly Bear Blues Site Manager) Joe Mullinax opens the show talking about the Ja Morant vs. RJ Barrett “debate”. Then, Joe welcomed Holly Whitfield of I Love Memphis back to the program to talk about the watch party that GBB and ILM are throwing with 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis for the 2019 NBA Draft and the impact the #2 pick in the draft/a Mike Conley trade will have on the Grizzlies in the city. Finally, Jessica Benson of ABC 24 in Memphis makes her GBBLive debut and talk about Jonas Valanciunas’...
Grizzly Bear Blues May 31, 2019
Valuing Jonas Valanciunas

Valuing Jonas Valanciunas

It is not just about keeping Jonas Valanciunas. For the Grizzlies, they must focus on evolving his game to maximize his value. The start of this off-season has been better than expected for many Grizzlies fans, mainly because of the luck of landing the second pick in the 2019 NBA draft. This instantly improved both the short-term and long-term outlook for the franchise. However, there are still several critical decisions that will be made over the next six weeks. Deciding who the next head coach will be, what to do with Mike Conley, and what other moves to make in the draft are all...
Analysis: Memphis Grizzlies coaching search, Jonas Valanciunas' future intertwined

Analysis: Memphis Grizzlies coaching search, Jonas Valanciunas' future intertwined

Analysis: How Jonas Valanciunas future is intertwined with the Memphis Grizzlies coaching search.        

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