The Grizzlies have picked up the fourth-year options for Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke and the third-year option on Desmond Bane, the team announced. The moves were expected as all three players deliver a level of production that exceeds their salaries for the 2022/23 season.
Morant, the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft, was named Rookie the Year in 2020 and helped Memphis reach the playoffs last season. He will make $12.1MM next season and will be eligible for a rookie-scale extension in July.
Clarke, who was selected 21st in 2019, has been a consistent bench player and part-time starter during both of his years with the Grizzlies.