Memphis Grizzlies Sign Second-Rounder to a Huge Contract

The Memphis Grizzlies moved up in the draft to select 'their guy' and now they've signed him to a long-term contract. The team announced it has come to terms with second round pick, Xavier Tillman on a four-year deal.

It's unusual for a team to sign a second-rounder to this length of a contract, but the team used some of its mid-level exception to make it happen. 

The Grizzlies are expecting big things and see Tillman jumping into the rotation as early as next season. 

Tillman is a 6'8 forward who put up impressive numbers at Michigan State. Last season he averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Tillman was named the Big Ten Defensive Play of the Year, and the Grizzlies are hoping he can bring much of the same next season.

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