Apr 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Quincy Pondexter (20) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Willie Green (34) during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the FedEx Forum. Memphis defeated Los Angeles 104-83. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies, Quincy Pondexter nearing extension

It has been reported that the Memphis Grizzlies and shooting guard, Qunicy Pondexter, are close to signing a contract extension. Via ESPN,

Sources told ESPN.com that the Grizzlies intend to finalize a four-year deal approaching $15 million with Pondexter before Thursday night’s 11:59 p.m. deadline for extensions for first-round picks from the 2010 draft.

Pondexter would thus become the sixth first-round pick from the Class of 2010 to score a contract extension before the deadline. He’d join the Washington Wizards’ John Wall, Indiana Pacers; Paul George, Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, Utah Jazz’s Derrick Favors and Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders on the list of extension recipients.

In his 190 game NBA career, Pondexter has a .431 career FG%, with a 4.5 ppg average, along with a .6 apg average and 1.8 rpg average. The Grizllies would obviously need more from Pondexter, but a contract extension could be just the thing to get those averages higher. In his first game this season, Pondexter accounted for 13 points, three assists, and two boards.

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