Forward Kyle Anderson officially became a member of the Memphis Grizzlies at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday when the San Antonio Spurs refused to match his offer sheet, multiple media outlets reported.
The 24-year-old restricted free agent signed a four-year, $37.2 million deal with the Grizzlies last week. The Spurs had until midnight Saturday night to match the offer and retain him, but they reportedly decided against doing so.
A defensive specialist, Anderson is expected to move right from San Antonio’s starting lineup to Memphis’ starting five.
Last season, Anderson averaged career highs in all major statistical categories: 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in 74 games (67 starts). He had started a total of just 33 games in his previous three NBA seasons.
The Spurs selected him 30th overall in the 2014 draft after he played two seasons at UCLA.
–Field Level Media