According to yahoo Tony Wroten has been shipped to Philly for a future 2nd round pick...
Philly gets another really young player while Memphis clears a little cap room.
I am reading that this pick is top 50 protected. Bad trade for Memphis. We could have used Wroten's length and offensive creativity. He can't shoot but he can get to the basket. He also has a flair for passing.
It looks like Josh Akognon is going to make the team now. I don't know much about him but he can really shoot supposedly even though he is only 5'11.
It is possible for Tony Wroten to develop into a solid player and Memphis still not necessarily be wrong about the move. The design of the team matters, especially for a team as competitive as the Grizzlies. With Tony Allen staying with the team, they cannot have another guard on the floor who cannot shoot. A team cannot have multiple fifth options and expect there to be no repercussions. Conley has improved, and is now a pretty good shooter. Bayless has found his niche with Memphis because of his shooting. Akognon and Calathes have been shot makers in college and many other non-NBA leagues. When the team's most important players are Gasol and Randolph, they should put them in a better position to succeed by having good floor spacing.
Philadelphia is a nice enough landing spot for Wroten. Their decision to go young should buy him some time (my guess is they'll pick up his options) to work through his individual flaws , and it is not crazy to think given the similar strengths and weaknesses shared by Carter-Williams and Wroten (with Wroten having an extra year's experience at a younger age) that Wroten could end up being the better point guard for them.
Wow, Philly's point guards are huge. 6'7" Michael Carter-Williams and 6'6" Tony Wroten. This will be interesting for them
6'7 Evan Turner is more of a PG than a SF in my mind. Really long lead guards there.
Meh, the Grizz didn't lose anything.
I don't know the Grizz' exact cap situation. I just know that they're right on the brink of the lux tax threshold. If this puts them under the tax then it's a win.
It may just be me but I liked him more as a prospect than MCW.
It may just be me but I think Tony Wroten is one of those NBAdraft.net overrated players. He hasn't proven anything in the NBA. He has the talent but he's just one of those guys trying to find a team he fits into.
No, its not just you. He's like one of those mixtape players that kids on here tend to gravitate to. Put him in an organized environment where he has to play a role, where expectations of smart, efficient play are present and he has to fit in with other players... and you get a player who isn't good. He's like another Terrence Williams. I'm sure that dude still has some fans on here too.
I think its good he's too promising of a player to be a 3rd string PG
The biggest question I have is would you start Wroten over MCW?
I like Wroten too. The guy can actually get to the basket. Something which has alluded many a Memphis Grizzly the past few years. He can pass too. Great at the pick and roll.
Two big athletic pass first point guards that can't shoot, it could be really fun or horribly ineffective
I rather still have Jru ! But I will say I like what brent is doing with these big guards.
From his stint with the spurs , I think he had enough of his quick pg getting bullied by bigger players of different positions. (James baffled Parker in the finals)
i think this works for both teams. memphis is more deep at the pg position now anyways, and philly is so bad right now that they can be patient with this project and cross there fingers that his star potential comes out someday.
As both a Sixers fan and Tony Wroten fan, I am stoked about this trade. It's the kind of move I would make in 2K lol. I'm pretty sure I am a better shooter than MCW and Wroten, but I am certain that two of the tallest and most athletic PG's in the league with sick handle and passing abilities will be enertaining as hell to watch. Can't wait to watch our young players develop (while we lose 60+ games of course), and hopefully end up with Wiggins or Noel.
The Sixers are in Video Game Tank Mode but they do have plenty of young talent. MCW, Wroten, Evan Turner, Thad Young, and Nerlens Noel all have potential. They have also set up their team so that Andrew Wiggins or Julius Randle can fit right in.
As a Tony Wroten fan, and as a basketball fan in general I would like to see a Wroten - Wiggins pairing. They would put up some great highlights.
I also like Nerlens Noel inside. If he returns 100% he gives them a great athlete and shot blocker at the center spot.
It's early, but the Sixers have done a good job rebuilding so far.
Wroten should have stayed in skill. At least he's found himself on a bad team where he can get some minutes and possibly help his development. Although a limited sample size, I didn't see much improvement from Tony this year in Summer League.
I've never been a fan of his game due to his terrible shooting, but he's got some nice passing and ball handling ability for a big guard. I could see him getting 18-22 minutes for Philly next year, but yikes, their PG play is going to be weak this season. Makes sense for Philly, they're starting from scratch, so why not grab a guy who has a bit of potential for a low price and see what happens.
Damn a 6'6" and 6'7" point guard rotation.... There going to give teams problems from start to finish. They don't have to be good defenders there length alone can irritate those quicker guards kinda like what Miami and indiana do with Lebron and Paul George on Rose, T.Parker etc
I like the move for the Wroten considering the Sixers are in prime position to tank. I know alot of people are looking at him to be the backup point or possible starting PG, but there are a lot of possibilities for him going forward at the SG position, especially in Philly.
He's got good size, the ability to get to the rim, passing ability and will have ample amounts of playing time considering how much the roster has been gutted and only an aging Jason Richardson and James Anderson in front of him at the 2. I know Evans will get time playing the 2 as well but after Richardson's contract is up, the position is his to lose.
i like this move...Wroten has 1st rd potential and all it cost was a 2nd rd pick?!
You could easily play MCW and Wroten at the same time...I really love what Philly is doing.
Top 50 protected pick for a 6'6 pass first athletic Pg with some potential to grow...
He and MCW are pretty much the same type of player but at least one has to become a starting caliber PG, right???
Anyhow, with Tony Wroten and Royce White we have 2 players that could be worth more than the minimal investment of 2nd round picks in the future, they may fade into obscurity, but who really knows right???
The 76ers should just swing for the fences and try to trade for more "potential" players, guys like Perry Jones, Terrence Ross, Meyers Leonard or Kentivious Caldwell-Pope, maybe even a knucklehead like Micheal Beasley...
This Team wants to surround their Top 3 pick in 2014 with as much potential as possible, a fast break with MCW, Wroten, Wiggins, Jones III and Noel would be nasty, I would love a G with explosiveness like Ross or KCP to compliment Wroten and Wiggins on the wing, Jones III and Noel would be very thin up front but damm would they be exiting to watch run and jump lol
I know after 1 year people are kind of down on Tony because he can't shoot and him and MCW seem to have the same strengths and weaknesses but has anyone realized that Tony Wroten is still 2 years younger than MCW!!
Great move. Tony has potential! We need shooters though. But with him and MCW it's gonna be a big backcourt
You definitely don't want to see Carter-Williams and Wroten on the court together.
3 yrs from now this deal might appear that Memphis made a bad move..But looking at it now, it makes sense..Wroten failed to show that he's ready to produce at the nba level and they shed 1.2 million dollars in salary for next season..
They just signed Nick Calathes,i'm not sure what he'll have to offer....Bayless can serve as Conley backup..But they want him shooting the ball..They're still looking to make additions to the roster....
Word has it that Rip Hamilton will be in memphis next week for a workout....
Any other additions would be the 14-15th man. Since they're up against the lux tax, with incentives possibly pushing them back over, I think if they do add players it'll only be non-guarantee or partial guarantees out of training camp.
Calathes was brought in to be the back up point, so I expect it's his job to lose. Calathes made Wroten expendable since he's the better player (well, Wroten made himself expendable with his poor play). That's perfect off the bench since he can defend 2's while Bayless can defend 1's.
If Memphis continues to play deep into May the next three years, then it does not matter what Wroten does in Philadelphia. The Grizzlies can't compete for a title with a backcourt of Wroten and Allen allowing opposing teams free reign to collapse on their big men.