(AP) -- Through seven years in Memphis, Marc Gasol has embodied the Grizzlies' "Grit-n-Grind" mantra as much as anyone. So when it finally game time for Gasol to hit the open market, it was no surprise that no other team had a chance.
Gasol agreed to terms with the Grizzlies on Monday on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
While many of the other high-profile free agents completed deals in the first few frenzied days of the market opening last week, Gasol was in no rush. Probably because he knew where he was going to end up all along.