The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple to the L.A. Clippers for shooting guard avery bradley, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Grizzlies have finally acquiesced to the rebuild, trading away some of their key contributors, including Marc Gasol in a recent trade with the Toronto Raptors.
Shedding Green and Temple will only give them further flexibility with the incoming $12 million that is owed to Bradley this season. He has $13 million coming his way next season, but only $2 million are guaranteed from it.
Memphis could shed the remaining salary if he’s waived by July 3 or before that date, according to Spotrac. It’s likely the Grizzlies will go this route if they plan to clean house and stack the deck with young assets and draft picks.
The Clippers will clear $2 million in cap space for next season by sending Bradley to Memphis. They are now projected to have $59 million in cap room, as both Temple’s $8 million and Green’s $7.7 million are expiring contracts, according to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks.
Green will have a $200,000 bonus if the Clippers reach the first round of the playoffs, per his current contract stipulations. L.A. currently holds the eighth seed in the Western Conference, but are closely trailed by the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The bonus is rather unlikely, considering the team traded away its leading scorer, Tobias Harris, to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the week.