Forward had breakout season with Warriors
Updated: July 9, 2004, 8:13 PM ET
Free agent forward Brian Cardinal agreed to a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN Insider Chad Ford.
The contract is for six years and worth roughly $39 million, according to Bartelstein. The Grizzlies used their full mid-level exception to sign Cardinal.
Cardinal had a breakout year for the Warriors last year, averaging 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting a red-hot 44 percent from 3-point range. He's a tough-nosed, energetic player who should be perfect in Hubie Brown's system.
Several teams, most notably the Bulls, also were in the running for Cardinal.
"He's going to be a perfect fit in Memphis," Bartelstein told Insider. "I think Brian recognized that the Grizzlies were a team where he'd maximize his potential."
Man I will forever hold this day in my heart.This is easily jerry west's worst move ever.This makes me sad every time his name comes up.Six freaking years!Dude is never leaving!He will be totally bald by the time his contract is up.