Grizzlies exercise third-year contract option on Jordan Adams
The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the third-year contract option on guard Jordan Adams, the team announced today. Adams is now signed through the 2016-17 season.
Selected by Memphis with the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft after his sophomore season at UCLA, Adams (6-5, 209) posted 3.1 points and 0.9 rebounds in 8.3 minutes in 30 games (zero starts) during his rookie campaign last season. The 21-year-old also recorded 18.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 31.9 minutes in 11 appearances (three starts) over five assignments with the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy.
Adams notably averaged 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.25 steals in 32.4 minutes in four games (all starts) in helping the Grizzlies register an undefeated record and capture the championship at the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer League this past July.
In two collegiate seasons at UCLA (2012-14), the Atlanta native tallied 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals in 30.2 minutes in 69 games (63 starts), leading the Bruins to consecutive NCAA Tournaments and the 2014 NCAA Sweet 16. He left Westwood with the seventh-most career steals in school history (168) and established the program’s single-season steals record in his second and final season (95 in 2013-14).
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