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Ja Morant agrees to $193 million max contract extension — at least — with Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 13: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies yells on the sidelines against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at Chase Center on May 13, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Want to know how Ja Morant is feeling right now? He told us.

The All-NBA guard and leader of the brash and young Memphis Grizzlies agreed to a five-year max contract extension off his rookie deal, something everyone expected and Adrian Wojnarowski reported first.

As Wojnarowski notes, due to the Rose rule, if Morant makes All-NBA again next season (or is named MVP, or if you want a real longshot is named Defensive Player of the Year), he can get 30% of the salary cap, not “just” 25%, and that would jump his total over five years to $231 million.

We don’t know about the fifth year of that contract — Morant has enough leverage he could have asked for that to be a player option. That will come out over time.

For now, Morant is celebrating.