Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler Agrees to 4-Year, $7.1M Contract

A four-year, $7.1 million rookie deal (with $4.9 million guaranteed) between the Memphis Grizzlies and rookie guard Kennedy Chandler has been reached.

To Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, Chandler's agent Ryan Davis broke the news. For an American second-round draught pick signing a rookie contract, the former Tennessee star will be given the most amount of guaranteed money ever.

38th overall in the 2022 draught, Chandler was selected. In his lone season, he was a standout for the Vols, who finished 27-8 and received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The 6-foot guard scored 13.9 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.2 steals per game on average. Memphis upgraded the guard position behind star Ja Morant by acquiring him, who might be a tremendous bargain

The Grizzlies signed Chandler, another Memphis native, as one of their four new players. A group that placed second in the Western Conference standings and fell to the Golden State Warriors

the eventual NBA champions, in the second round of the playoffs has also gained the additions of Jake LaRavia, David Roddy, and Vince Williams Jr.

The Grizzlies' success last season was largely due to Memphis' incredible depth, and adding four draught picks to the team should only help to maintain that trend in the upcoming campaign.

That idea is strengthened by Chandler's addition, a potential steal in the second round.