Memphis Grizzlies waive guard Tony Wroten
In Memphis’ 104-83 preseason loss against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night, the 23-year-old guard played only a meager six minutes.
The Grizzlies drafted the 6-foot-6 Washington native with the #25 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Wroten was then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a future second round pick and a trade exception.
The Sixers were the first team to waive him in 2015 and he was then picked up by the New York Knicks but didn’t play a single game. After being waived yet again, he returned to Memphis in July.
He has featured in 145 games during his four season stint in the league with both the Sixers and Memphis.
Wroten’s numbers plummeted last year, averaging 8.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds in only 18 minutes of play for the 76ers. During the 2014-2015 season, he contributed with 16.9 points, 5.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds.
After this move, the Grizzlies now have 19 players on their roster.