Memphis Grizzlies is one of the busiest teams in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, and reportedly made a deal involving four first-round picks and two veteran players.
Grizzlies first sent the 22nd and 29th overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 19th pick. This was used by Memphis in Wake Forest's Forward Jay Clarabia.
Later, the Grizzlies reportedly won the Colorado State University guard David Rody and the Philadelphia 76ers Veteran Danny Green in exchange for De'Anthony Melton.
A 24-year-old guard, Melton recorded average career best points (10.8 per game), rebounds (4.5) and assists (2.7) last season. The 35-year-old forward, Green, averaged 5.9 points per game last season, the lowest since 2010-11.
Minnesota eventually became Walker Kessler in 22nd place in Auburn and Tyty Washington in Kentucky in 29th place.
Transactions made on the draft day will not be official until fully approved by the NBA.
Here is a summary of the other transactions reported on Thursday:
– New York Knicks' 11th-placed French forward Ousmane Dieng is reportedly on his way to Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the first three future draft topics.
6ft-10 19-year-old Dien averaged 8.9 points and 3.2 rebounds at the New Zealand Breakers last season.
– Jalen Duren of the Memphis Center, who was ranked 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets, is reportedly defeated by the Detroit Pistons as part of a three-team contract. The exchange also saw Knicks send veteran Kemba Walker to Detroit, where he is expected to buy his expired contract.
Charlotte is alleged to have landed a protected 2025 first round pick from Detroit and four future second round picks.
– Dallas Mavericks chose Duke Forward Wendell Moore Jr. on his 26th overall pick, but he received a ticket for the Minnesota Timberwolves. This move was part of a previous deal when Christian Wood moved from the Houston Rockets to the Mavericks.
– The 30th and final pick of the first round, Peyton Watson of the UCLA forward, was chosen by Thunder and distributed to the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City received JaMychal Green and a future protected first round pick, and Denver also received two future second round choices.
– Los Angeles Lakers wins 35th overall pick from Orlando Magic for future second round choices and Michigan State University forward Max Christie I have selected. General manager Rob Pelinka said last week that the Lakers wanted to find a way to add one or two draft topics to their veteran roster.
– Dallas has sent two future rounds to Sacramento to win the pick No. 37 that Mavericks used for G-League point guard Jaden Hardy.
– San Antonio Spurs traded Tennessee guard Kennedy Chandler (38th pick) to Memphis for a second pick and financial considerations in the future.
– Timberwolves sent the 40th pick, Nebraska Guard's Bryce McGowens to the Hornets in exchange for the 45th selection, Memphis Forward Josh Minot, and the New York Knicks' second round pick in 2023.
– The Golden State Warriors reportedly picked the 44th pick from the Atlanta Hawks and chose Toledo's guard, Ryan Rollins. The transaction required a Golden State pick, UConn's Tyrese Martin, and $ 2 million in cash.
– The Nuggets reportedly sent a second round pick of 2024 to the Portland Trail Blazers for the 46th pick, with Denver being the center of France at 6'11. Used at Isma El Kama Gate.
– Indiana drafted Baylor Guard Kendall Brown on the 48th pick. This was obtained by the Pacers from Minnesota for future consideration.
– The Cavaliers have agreed to send Alexander "Sasha" Bezenkov to Sacramento Kings in exchange for the 49th pick right in the 2022 draft (Southern California forward, Isaia Mobley). ..
Wezenkov was named 57th overall in 2017, is an All-EuroLeague forward and has never played in the NBA. He was initially acquired by Cleveland from Brooklyn Nets in a deal announced during the 2017 draft.
– Milwaukee won the final pick No. 58 from Indiana for future consideration, and Bucks drafted a 6-6 point guard Hugo Besson from France.
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