2018 Free Agency
Report: Spurs won't match Grizzlies offer sheet for Kyle Anderson
From NBA Twitter reports
Two days after reportedly losing Tony Parker to the Hornets, the Spurs now face the prospect of another key roster member leaving the franchise.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, San Antonio will decline to match the four-year offer sheet he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday:
Spurs are declining to match Kyle Anderson’s four-year, $37M offer sheet with Memphis, league sources tell ESPN. Anderson will likely become Grizzlies starting small forward.
The 24-year-old Anderson enjoyed a career season in 2017-18, averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 26.7 minutes per contest. The Spurs made the former UCLA standout the final pick of the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, appear to be intent on injecting more youth into their roster after drafting 18-year-old Jaren Jackson Jr. fourth overall in this summer’s draft.