Many teams around the NBA have completed most or all of their roster moves for the offseason, but the Sixers figure to remain active over the next few weeks. Philadelphia made a small deal yesterday, picking up 2012 first-rounder Tony Wroten from the Grizzlies for virtually nothing, allowing the team to roll the dice on a 20-year-old with some upside and little risk. As I wrote earlier this month, the Sixers would need to add some salary to their books to meet the minimum payroll threshold, but there's also no real penalty if the club doesn't reach that floor.
Here's more on the Wroten deal and a few other items from around the Atlantic:
- In the wake of the Sixers' deal with Memphis, Sean O'Connor of Liberty Ballers examines what Wroten brings to Philadelphia, concluding that if Sam Hinkie keeps making moves with little downside, they'll eventually pay off in a big way.
- Focusing on a few teams who could be active on the trade market, Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld writes about the Sixers and Celtics in today's NBA AM piece, noting that the C's still seem committed to building around Rajon Rondo, rather than moving him.
- Scott Machado tells Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com that a spot on the Knicks' training camp roster was an option for him until the team signed Beno Udrih (Twitter link). Machado has alternatives though, and may spend a year overseas, since he has received four offers from international teams, according to Zwerling.