Oturu joins Grizzlies from Clippers

MEMPHIS Grizzlies have announced the signing of centre Daniel Oturu from Los Angeles Clippers.

Grizzlies also acquired veteran guards Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo from the Clippers in a trade involving guard Eric Bledsoe.

Oturu, who is of Nigerian descent, appeared in 30 games off the bench and averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.4 minutes as a rookie for the Clippers last season.

The 21-year-old was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 33rd overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of the University of Minnesota.

According to reports, Oturu will earn around $1.5m annually at his new club. He had an impressive 2023 Summer League outing averaging 10.8 points per game, 9.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in four games.

Oturu, who is in his second NBA season, will be hoping to find minutes on a roster that includes Steven Adams, Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman and Brandon Clarke.

He is eligible to play for D’Tigers having previously represented Nigeria through Team World Select at the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.

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