Memphis picks up option on Gasol and Battier
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"I am pleased about the team deciding to pick up the fourth year of my contract. This organization has shown from the beginning that they believe in me, and I am looking forward to being a part of an organization dedicated to winning," Gasol said.
Battier, a 6-foot-8, 220-pounder, averaged 9.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game after making the NBA's All-Rookie First Team along with Gasol in 2001-02.
"I am thrilled to receive the fourth year of my contract with the
Both players will remain on their rookie contracts for this season and next.