Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is partially guaranteed.

The Heat now have committed long term to a core of Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk, and Tyler Johnson.

Olynyk had a breakout game in the 2017 NBA Playoffs during Game 7 against the Wizards. He led the Celtics with a playoff career high of 26 points in the win. He went 10-of-14 from the field for the game and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter

Olynyk has played all four of his NBA seasons with the Celtics. Last year, he averaged nine points in 20 minutes per game, shooting 50 percent from the field. He has a decent three-point shot as a power forward, shooting 34 percent last season, which makes him a good floor spacer in today’s game.
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But the remainder of Phoenix’s green roster is like box of chocolates — you don’t know what you’re going to get from it … yet. The Suns have eight players between the ages of 19 and 23, the second-most in the league behind the 76ers. Save for Booker, none of those kids has emerged as bonafide future stars in this league. As the West continues to get stronger, Phoenix projects to be at the bottom of the barrel again.

Authentic Mens Boomer Esiason Jersey This is the state of the Phoenix Suns entering the 2017-18 season, and they’re OK with it. Rather than chase big-name veterans as they did in summers past, the Suns sat out free agency to focus on their young core. Conversations with McDonough and head coach Earl Watson make one thing clear: The Suns aren’t rushing the process.

We think and hope that we’ll grow step-by-step over the next couple of years, McDonough said. Maybe at some point it isn’t step-by-step, the switch flicks and we’re pretty good overnight. And if that’s the case, I think with the age of our group and the contractual situation of our group, we have a chance be really good for a long time.