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UCLA Bruins in the Pros: Krafty Kyle Signs a Huge Offer Sheet

Ex-Bruin Kyle Anderson signs a big contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

San Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons
UCLA’s former point power forward is going to be well paid next year
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Ex-Bruin and MVP of Steve Alford’s first season Kyle Anderson just signed a max offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs have two days to match. Kurt Hein of NBC describes it this way:

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.

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“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.

Kyle signed a 4-year, $37.2 million deal. Not bad for a guy who was considered by many to be too slow to make it in the NBA. For some highlights of Kyle’s NBA days go here.

Congratulations, Kyle.