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Grizzlies Claim Tony Wroten Off Waivers

The Grizzlies have claimed Tony Wroten off waivers, Ian Begley of reports (Twitter link). The Knicks waived Wroten with they agreed to acquire Derrick Rose.

GM Chris Wallace drafted Wroten back in 2012 and the University of Washington product played just one season for the Grizzlies. Wallace was forced to step down as GM back in 2014 during a front office shake-up and the team waived Wroten during that time, as Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial Appeal tweets.

Wroten only appeared in eight games for Sixers last season before Philadelphia waived him on Christmas Eve. The Knicks later signed him to a two-year deal, minimum-salary deal that contained no guaranteed salary for the 2016/17 campaign. Memphis will pick up that contract by claiming the guard off waivers. Wroten is a career 23.1% 3-point shooter and has a career player efficiency rating of 12.6.

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7 thoughts on “Grizzlies Claim Tony Wroten Off Waivers

  1. Chased

    I don’t really understand why the Knicks dropped him. Seems like he could be a solid pickup for the Grizzlies.

    • CTBrowns

      They were not happy with his ACL rehab progress.

      • aarongill

        But couldn’t they have cut Shasa tho? Amundson?

  2. Nathan

    It seems like Grizzlies lost Mike Conley Jr… :/

  3. rxbrgr

    Written was traded to PHI by MEM, not via a waiver claim.

    • rxbrgr

      Wroten… Tough name for autocorrect.

    • No he wasn’t. He was cut by the 76ers, signed by the Knicks and cut/waived by the Knicks.

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