The Spanish center Santi Aldama, selected with number 30 by the Memphis Grizzlies, in the last university draw, signed his first rookie contract last night for three guaranteed seasons.
The 20-year-old, trained at the University of Maryland, will receive $ 1.99 million in his first season as a rookie under the current collective bargaining agreement.
The above assumes that Aldama will receive the maximum 120% allowed on the rookie scale that occurs in all first-round selections.
The Grizzlies had to give the Utah Jazz the No. 40 pick plus two second-round picks in future college draws to get Aldama, whom they believe could emulate compatriot Marc Gasol.
The move made it possible for the Grizzlies to advance the pick and get Aldama.
The Spanish player was named to the 2020-21 All-Patriot League First Team after averaging 21.2 points; 10.1 rebounds; 2.3 assists; 1.00 steals and 1.71 blocks in 35.0 minutes in 17 games he played during his sophomore year at Loyola Maryland.
The Grizzlies, who also closed the contract with forward Zaire Williams, 19, who they selected with the number 10, and will have a salary of 4.37 million dollars, already have 15 players with guaranteed contracts, which Which means that most of your off-season business is probably done.
The team still has an open two-way space, with a two-way qualification offer for Killian Tillie.
Both Williams and Aldama have been included in the Grizzlies team that will compete in the NBA Summer League that began yesterday, Sunday, in Las Vegas. EFE (HN)