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Grizzlies exercise rookie options for Morant, Clarke, Bane

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane on Saturday.

The No. 2 pick overall in 2019, Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year and has started all 130 games played through his first two seasons. He has averaged 18.4 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds. Morant also led the Grizzlies to the playoffs last spring and averaged 30.2 points and 8.2 assists against top-seeded Utah.

Clarke, 25, was the 21st pick overall in 2019 out of Gonzaga. He was voted to the NBA All-Rookie first team after setting the single-season record among qualified rookies by shooting 61.8%. Clarke has started 20 of 117 games, averaging 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds over 23.2 minutes a game.

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Leaders
Points: Ja Morant19.1
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Ja Morant7.4
FG%: Kyle Anderson46.8%
Steals: Kyle Anderson1.22
Blocks: Jaren Jackson Jr.1.64
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.3 (17)
Rebounds: 44.7 (18)
Assists: 25.4 (20)
FG%: 46.2% (11)
FT%: 78.8% (27)
3P%: 36.7% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.3 (15)
Rebounds: 46.5 (4)
Assists: 26.9 (3)
FG%: 46.7% (18)
FT%: 77.1% (18)
3P%: 35.6% (20)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 0 0 - --
Houston 0 0 - --
Memphis 0 0 - --
New Orleans 0 0 - --
San Antonio 0 0 - --
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/16/2021 David Stockton Waived
10/16/2021 Matthew Hurt Waived
10/16/2021 Kris Dunn Waived
10/15/2021 Ahmad Caver Waived
10/15/2021 David Stockton Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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