The Memphis Grizzlies have signed All-Star center Marc Gasol to a multi-year contract, fulfilling the team's top priority this offseason. The team announced Gasol's signing Monday. Although the Grizzlies didn't release terms of the deal, The Associated Press previously reported Gasol had agreed on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million.
General manager Chris Wallace says Gasol has been a pillar both of the team and the Memphis community, making this a great day for both. The 7-foot-1 Spaniard is coming off the best season of his career, earning a starting spot in the All-Star game. He also became the first Grizzlies' player voted to the All-NBA first team. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.62 blocks this past season.