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Grizzlies trade second-round pick to Jazz for power forward Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes should add rebounding and toughness to the Grizzlies Photo: Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Jarnell Stokes should add rebounding and toughness to the Grizzlies

The Grizzlies agreed to trade a 2016 second-round pick to the Jazz for forward Jarnell Stokes, according to reports.

Stokes, who averaged 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds at Tennessee last season, is a voracious rebounder and physical inside presence. The 6-foot-8, 263-pound power forward’s style of play should make a good fit for the Grizzlies' “Grit and Grind” ethos.

Stokes will join a frontcourt featuring Mark Gasol and Zach Randolph. Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that contract talks between the Grizzlies and Randolph have stalled. The star power forward could opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent. 

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