How much will it cost to keep Memphis Grizzlies’ roster together?

Memphis Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman was named NBA Executive of the Year this season, but the upcoming offseasonwill mark his toughest challenge since stepping into his role in 2019.

The Grizzlies face at least four key personnel decisions that will determine whether the core of a roster that won finished second in the regular season stays intact. Kleiman said owner Robert Pera will spend whatever is needed to retain the players the franchise wants.

“We’re not worried about small market notions or any of this or that,” Kleiman said. “We’re not going to have any issue whatsoever keeping together whoever we ultimately decide along the way as we continue to prioritize continuity.”

One decision is a no-brainer. Ja Morant assured he’ll sign his rookie max extension that’s worth at least $186 million over five years. If Morant makes his second All-NBA team next season, the extension becomes a supermax where his first-year salary will be 30 percent – as opposed to 25% – of the league’s salary cap.

ESPN estimated Morant’s supermax could be $222 million but exact terms won’t be known until next season when the NBA releases salary cap information for the 2023-24 season.

But what can the Grizzlies offer Tyus Jones and Kyle Anderson, both unrestricted free agents? How much will Brandon Clarke’s rookie extension be worth, knowing that if Desmond Bane maintains his production next season, Bane could receive a max extension in 2023?

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