Grizzlies Exercise Option On Xavier Tillman’s Contract

The Grizzlies have exercised their contract option on Xavier Tillman for next season, the team’s PR department tweets.

It was a mere formality for a rotation player who will make $1,930,681 in 2023/24.

Tillman averaged 7.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.3 minutes per game last season while appearing in 61 contests, including 29 starts. He had an expanded role in the playoffs, averaging 8.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.7 minutes against the Lakers in the opening round of the conference playoffs.

Tillman’s role expanded in the second half of the season when Steven Adams was sidelined by a knee injury.

The second-round pick in the 2020 draft will be an unrestricted free agent next summer unless the team reaches an extension agreement with the 6’8” big man.

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