May 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tony Wroten (1) warms up against small forward Donte Greene (13) before game five against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers acquire Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies


The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired point guard Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies for a second round draft pick.

The 76ers are currently rebuild but they really need bodies in the back court. Wroten had a rough summer league in Las Vegas, shooting 25 percent from the field with 16 shots per game.

He was buried on the depth chart in Memphis behind the likes of Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless but now he will play behind Michael Carter-Williams.

Wroten has only averaged 7.8 minutes and 37.8 percent from the field. He was a 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. During his rookie season, he had several assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

Tony’s father played professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Aunt was the third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. He’s also cousins with point guard Nate Robinson.

 

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