Tony Wroten was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. In his lone season with Memphis, he rarely saw the court as he was an afterthought in the rotation and routinely was sent down to play in the D-League throughout the year.
Before his second season, Tony Wroten was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers where he would find some success. While his numbers look pretty impressive in his few seasons in Philadelphia, the percentages were not very good whatsoever.
Wroten is one of the quickest guards in the NBA, but his shot is very poor and he struggles to finish anything with his right hand.
In January of last year, Tony Wroten suffered a torn ACL and was forced to be shut down for the rest of the season. He tried to make his way back this past season with the 76ers, but it was to no avail as the Sixers decided to waive Wroten.
The New York Knicks took a flyer on Tony Wroten with the goal of having him become a solid guard for them once he could return to health. He never played one game for the Knicks last season and now he won't this season as the Knicks decided to waive him in the Derrick Rose trade.
Now, the Memphis Grizzlies have decided to give him another shot:
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
With Mike Conley possibly leaving the Memphis Grizzlies to free agency this off-season, the Grizzlies may need to use Tony Wroten even more than they had intended.
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