The Memphis Grizzlies have tied Killian Tillie for two seasons and four million dollars, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports from ESPN with the player’s agents, Andy Shiffman and Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, as a source.
Tillie, who reinforced the team in the summer with a two-way contract, has convinced the coaches of the Tennessee organization after playing 22 games this season to average 3.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. In addition, with 33.3% in triples, he is in line with those interiors that are capable of opening the court.
Memphis’ decision comes after seeing Tillie respond to casualties from the coronavirus. In the last four games, which have resulted in a victory for the Grizzlies, the 23-year-old has spent an average of 22.5 minutes on the court.
To make room for him on the roster, the Tennesseans have fired point guard Sam Merrill, who will soon undergo a procedure on his left ankle that will keep him off the court for three or four months.
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