Good news everyone!
Per the Grizzlies website:
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has signed guard Xavier Munford to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Munford (6-3, 180) has appeared in 10 games (zero starts) with the Grizzlies and has averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.2 minutes after signing with the team to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 16. The 23-year-old played 41 games (37 starts) for the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam, averaging 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.00 steals in 33.7 minutes, and was recognized as a 2016 D-League All-Star.
Undrafted in the 2014 Draft, Munford averaged 17.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 35.5 minutes in 61 games (all starts) in his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Rhode Island. The New Jersey native led the Rams in scoring in each of his two years with the program.
Even though the terms were not disclosed, does not mean that there can not be speculation...
Xavier Munford signed multi-year deal for the minimum. Griz have option for next season, per NBA source— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 7, 2016
Even though the Grizzlies have been suspect in the draft, they sure have found some gems from the D-League (James Johnson and JaMychal Green for sure). Munford may be another one of those guys, so keep your fingers crossed that he can pan out.
The Grizzlies play tomorrow night at Dallas with a playoff spot on the line. Their magic number is 1.