NBA teams are slowly wrapping up their roster businesses. The reports are saying that Memphis Grizzlies and restricted free agent JaMychal Green agreed on a 2-year, $17 plus Million Deal. Green’s return was confirmed by the Grizzlies on their official Twitter account.
Welcome back, @Jmyke1!
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) September 27, 2017
Grizzlies offered a contract to Green before July 1 but didn’t manage to make a substantial progress until recently. With the new deal, Green will make more than $8 million per year, which is one big jump compared to the $800 per week that he earned by playing in NBA Development League at the beginning of his career.
Playing college basketball for Alabama, JaMychal Green made First-team All-SEC (2011) and Second-team All-SEC (2012) selections, on top of being named McDonald’s All-American in 2008. Green declared for 2012 NBA draft but went undrafted. He joined the San Antonio Spurs for the NBA Summer League before being acquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. He played 44 games for Toros putting up some good numbers and averaging 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. In 2013 he played again in the NBA Summer League, this time for the Los Angeles Clippers. He was signed by the Clippers but then waived. Green also played in France for Chorale Roanne, appearing in 25 games in 2013–14 season and putting up some remarkable performances.
After failing to secure a multi-year deal with the Spurs once again, Green managed to get it from the Memphis Grizzlies. After a mediocre first season, Green developed into a productive bench player in his second year with the Grizzlies. The 2016-2017 season was Green making an even bigger progress, appearing in 77 games (75 as a starter), and averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals as well as 3-point and free-throw percentages.