Garrett Temple, Jon Leuer deals both have upside
Quick thoughts on two smaller deals recently consummated:
JON LEUER: Memphis secured the backup power forward on a three-year contract worth just under $3 million, according to the Memphis Flyer. That was a smart use of accounting by the Grizzlies, as they were able to get Leuer to agree to a first-year salary worth less than his qualifying offer in return for some long-term security. Leuer is a favorite of the advanced statistics community and could definitely replace Darrell Arthur's production at a fraction of the price. If not, the Grizzlies are paying less than $1 million a year for a deep bench player, so the cost is minimal. Nice move by Memphis. GRADE: A-.
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