The Sixers offered to send the now-waived Tony Wroten to the Pelicans in today’s trade that shipped Ish Smith off to Philadelphia, but New Orleans didn’t have any interest, as Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports passes along (via Twitter). The Pelicans will instead end up with two future second round picks: Denver’s in 2016 and Philadelphia’s in 2017, according to fellow Yahoo Sports contributor Bobby Marks (Twitter link).
More from the Southwest:
- The Grizzlies have recalled James Ennis, Jarell Martin, and Russ Smith from the D-League, the team announced today via press release.
- Anthony Davis’ on-court abilities are obvious, but it’s how the fourth-year Pelicans power forward carries himself off of the court that has some of his teammates impressed, as Michael Wallace of ESPN.com details. “I already knew his skill, but I was more surprised with his mindset and maturity,” Kendrick Perkins said. “He’s on a level where he’s thinking like this already? Damn. It’s going to be scary over the next 10 years.”
- It’s been a year since the Timberwolves dealt Corey Brewer to the Rockets, and Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle breaks down his tenure in Houston. Although he has struggled lately, interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff remains high on Brewer’s game. “I love Brew. I had him in Minnesota when we drafted him, and he is a champion,” Bickerstaff said. “He is special. His personality never changes; his attitude never changes. He is a guy that wherever I would go or would be, if it was time to go to battle, I would take him with me.“