Only one active rookie was directly involved in the
As part of the swap with Memphis, the Lakers included rookie point guard
"It was a shocker, but now that I look at it, I think it is a blessing to be here," Crittenton told
While Crittenton gets a fresh start in Memphis, the Grizzlies' other two rookies -- Conley and
"It's almost a new organization trying to get back on its feet," said Conley, who hopes to return soon from a chest injury. "We're definitely up to the challenge. We think we have the pieces to start rebuilding. Hopefully, we can get that done and get back on our feet."