Report: Grizzlies trade Tony Wroten to 76ers

Thursday August 22nd, 2013

The 76ers have traded for Tony Wroten. (NBAE/Getty Images) The 76ers have traded for Tony Wroten. (NBAE/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded former first-round pick Tony Wroten to the 76ers, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Twitter. Memphis will receive a future second-round pick in the trade.

Wroten was the 25th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, but he struggled to get playing time behind Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless as a rookie. The former Washington Huskie averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 assists in 35 games last season.

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At 6-foot-5, Wroten has size and ability. He is raw, but with the 76ers building, the team can afford to wait for him to develop. A second-round pick for a first-round talent is the type of trade they want to make.

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