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Grizzlies trade Grayson Allen to Bucks for Sam Merrill and picks

Bucks, Grizzlies, Grayson Allen, Sam Merrill

With NBA free agency in full swing, we’ve seen a couple of trades on the side occur. Add another to the list as the Milwaukee Bucks have traded for Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks will head back to Memphis in the deal.

In 50 games played and 38 starts for the Grizzlies, Allen averaged 10.6 points per game on 39% shooting from three-point range. He fits better as a reserve for the Bucks given what they currently have, and that will likely be where he settles in at. Allen has gotten progressively better by upping most of his averages each of his first three years in the league.

Sam Merrill played very sparingly for the Bucks in his rookie season. He saw action in 30 games but played just a shade over 7 minutes per contest when he was on the floor and most game in garbage time late. The intrigue for the Grizzlies in doing this trade with Milwaukee may come from the two future second-round picks that they are receiving as well.

It’s an interesting move for the Bucks who add a capable shooter to their roster as they will look to repeat as champions and defend their crown in the 2021-22 season. It’s been a fairly quiet offseason for both squads outside of a couple of moves, but now they can cement in this trade.