Grizzlies claim guard Tony Wroten off waivers from Knicks
Lost in the blockbuster Derrick Rose trade that took place on Wednesday was the Knicks’ waiving of guard Tony Wroten, whom they signed to a multiyear deal during the 2015-16 season despite his being injured, with the intent of looking at him as a potential contributor next season. Wroten has ended up back with the team that drafted him in 2012, the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley:
The Memphis Grizzlies claimed ex-Knicks guard Tony Wroten off of waivers. NYK released Wroten when they announced the Derrick Rose trade.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2016
Wroten played eight games for the Sixers last season, and spent parts of the previous two seasons in Philadelphia as well. He’s never been able to establish himself as a consistent contributor, partially due to injuries. For the Grizzlies, he provides another body in the backcourt, someone they can take a look at in Summer League, and who could get some minutes this season if Mike Conley leaves and they decide to rebuild. It’s a solid, no-risk pickup.