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Did not see this coming: Kyle Anderson signs four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet with Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Kyle Anderson #1 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after a timeout during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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In a summer where DeMarcus Cousins signed with the Golden State Warriors, this may be the most surprising move of the summer.

The Memphis Grizzlies — 28th in the NBA in pace last season — are going after “Slo-Mo” making an offer to restricted free agent to Spurs restricted free agent Kyle Anderson.

That is the full mid-level exception for Anderson.

The Spurs now have 48 hours to match or let him go to Memphis. With the team’s roster in flux — Tony Parker leaving for Charlotte, the Kawhi Leonard situation — what the Spurs will choose is a little murky.

“Slo-mo” fits well with either team. He is crafty pick-and-roll ball handler and a long, switchable defender, who averaged 8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists this past season. His rather unorthodox game doesn’t fit everywhere, but the Spurs and Grizzlies are the two teams where it would work.