The Memphis Grizzlies have signed center Steven Adams to a multi-year contract agreement, the organization announced on Monday. The deal’s terms were kept a secret in accordance with team policy.
In 76 games (75 starts), Adams (6-11, 265) averaged 6.9 points, set career highs with 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He played his debut season with the Grizzlies after being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans. Memphis finished the 2021–22 regular season with the second-best record in the NBA (56–26). By doing so, he tied the team record and gave the Grizzlies their first division title in franchise history.
The 29-year-old broke the single-season franchise records previously set by Zach Randolph during the 2009–10 season. He did so by leading the NBA with 349 total offensive rebounds and 4.6 offensive rebounds per game. With 18.6-second chance points per game, the highest mark by any NBA club since the league started keeping track of the statistic in the 1996–97 season, he helped Memphis lead the league.
Steven Adams, is a New Zealander, who attended the University of Pittsburgh for his college career. He was chosen by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Over the course of a nine-year career, he has played 664 games (599 starts) for Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and Memphis. He has the eighth-highest field goal percentage (.587) in NBA history and has averaged 9.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 26.8 minutes over the course of his career.
Statement by the Club about Steven Adams
A statement was released by The Grizzlies regarding the extension, which said, “The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team signed center Steven Adams to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.”