Ja Morant agrees to 5-year extension worth up to $231 million with Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies of Memphis All-NBA guard Ja Morant has accepted to a five-year, $231 million contract deal, according to his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem/YouFirst Sports.

Morant is guaranteed $193 million and will trigger supermax escalators to increase the deal to $231 million if he is named to one of the league's three All-NBA teams again.

"The sky is the limit for Ja both on and off the court, and we look forward to helping him continue to build his legacy in the league."

This season, the Grizzlies tied a team record with 56 wins and progressed to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Morant was named the NBA's Most Improved Player and made his first All-Star team. Along the way, he cemented himself as one of the league's most electric players

and one of the league's brightest young talents – with a slew of highlight-reel plays on the court and an equally outsized personality off the court.

Morant has emerged as one of the NBA's most promising young players, and the Grizzlies have emerged as one of the league's most intriguing up-and-coming teams, 

with a slew of young talent surrounding him, including big man Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Desmond Bane. 

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