Andrew Harrison signs three-year deal with Memphis



Anthony Crawford

After a season of paying his dues in the NBA Development League, former Cats guard Andrew Harrison is finally starting to see his hard work pay off with a new contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

It was announced Sunday morning that Harrison was signed to a three-year $3 million deal with the Grizzlies, with a partial guarantee on the third year.

Harrison was drafted in the second round of last year’s draft by the Phoenix Suns before being traded to the Grizzlies on draft night. Harrison was unable to crack into their 15-man roster throughout last season and spent it entirely with their D-League affiliate the Iowa Energy.

Harrison averaged 18 points per game with the Energy and started out this summer with a strong showing in the Las Vegas Summer League.

In his first game against the D-League Select team he led the way for the Grizzlies Summer League team with 23 points, four rebounds and four assists. 

The deal is important because of the security it gives him after being drafted in the second round. After last year’s draft, his twin brother Aaron Harrison, appeared to be surprisingly in a better position after going undrafted because of a deal he then signed the Charlotte Hornets that included guaranteed money.

Now he joins his brother on this three-year deal, and will likely compete for backup minutes on this season Memphis team.