The Memphis Grizzlies have declined their $13 million team option for 2021-22 for Justise Winslow. Winslow will now be an unrestricted free agent.
Memphis acquired Winslow from the Miami Heat at the 2020 trade deadline. Winslow battled injuries for his entire time with the Grizzlies. He was able to appear in only 26 regular season games with Memphis.
In order to complete their agreed to trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Grizzlies will also renounce Winslow. Memphis will acquire Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe and the draft rights to Ziaire Williams in that trade. The Grizzlies will send Jonas Valanciunas and the draft rights to Trey Murphy III to the Pelicans.