Memphis Grizzlies

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  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    ESPN's Tim MacMahon is reporting that the Grizzlies are not interested in buying out Andre Iguodala before the season and are instead exploring the trade market, with the Rockets and Mavs among teams interested in a deal.

    While the Grizzlies are understandably looking to move Iguodala off a rebuilding roster, it's smart for them to at least check and see what they could receive in a trade before cutting the veteran loose. They've already received a first-round pick from the Warriors for taking on Iguodala's salary and can spin him into even more futures if they play their cards right. Memphis has had a solid offseason in terms of adding picks and young players, and moving Iguodala to a desperate team in an increasingly wide-open Western Conference could only add to their stockpile.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Keenan Evans
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    Keenan Evans led the Grizzlies to an 81-68 win over the Cavs in Summer League action on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Evans came off the bench but completely took over the game. He signed a two-way contract with the Pistons last year after wrapping up a successful four-year stint with Texas Tech, eventually ending up with G-League Delaware. Evans will look to crack the NBA this year after posting 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.2 threes in the G-League last season.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are set to acquire De'Anthony Melton from the Suns along with Josh Jackson and two second-rounders in exchange for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter.

    It was surprising when Melton wasn't on the Suns' Summer League roster earlier today, but perhaps this is why. It's a worthwhile gamble for Memphis, who adds two young players with upside for a veteran they weren't going to play and a sophomore with lower upside than Melton. Melton started 31 games (50 apperances) for the Suns last season and flashed his defensive prowess with 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocks in 19.7 mpg, but he has a long way to go on the offensive end. He remains an intriguing dynasty asset and could make a bigger splash if Memphis doesn't retain Delon Wright.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Suns will trade Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton, along with two second-round picks, to the Grizzlies for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter.

    Jackson is the highest-profile player in the deal as the Grizzlies will take a chance at building up the former No. 4 overall pick, who has clearly fallen quite a ways. It's been a troubling offseason for Jackson, who suffered an unspecified left foot injury after being arrested at a music festival in Miami. It's possible that he ends up with a consistent role on a Grizzlies squad looking to find long-term pieces, but his weak stat set and the presence of better players at both forward spots means Jackson won't be a fantasy target until he proves that he's capable of producing. The second-rounders are conditional in 2020 and 2021.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Miles Plumlee
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Miles Plumlee will be headed to the Grizzlies, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Plumlee appeared in 18 games last season and underwent some non-surgical procedures on his left knee before undergoing arthroscopic surgery in late March. The Grizzlies are set in the frontcourt and will view Plumlee as an expiring salary that could have trade value.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Solomon Hill
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Solomon Hill will be traded to the Grizzlies.

    Memphis and Atlanta are exchanging unwanted salary, and it'll be easier to move out smaller chunks of money in Hill and Miles Plumlee than it was to come to a buyout agreement with Chandler Parsons. Hill could see minutes if Memphis moves out its more tradeable players first, but there's not fantasy value at play here.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Andre Iguodala intends to seek a buyout from the Grizzlies and then sign with the Lakers shortly afterward.

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka was previously Iggy's agent before taking a front office role, and the dots connect from both a familiarity and championship contending team standpoint. This connection makes a lot of sense for the 35-year-old as he seeks a chance at another ring before calling it quits.

    Source: Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio

  • Ivan Rabb
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ivan Rabb went 4-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line in Monday's Summer League win over the Jazz to score 14 points.

    Rabb added two swats and most interestingly, a 3-pointer. He'll be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson Jr. up front this season, but Rabb expanding his range would certainly help his development in general.

  • Yuta Watanabe
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Yuta Watanabe put up 20 points, nine rebounds and a triple in Monday's opener at Utah Summer League.

    Watanabe shot 7-of-12 from the field and tied for the team lead in scoring with Julian Washburn, who added five rebounds, two steals and five triples on 7-of-10 shooting overall. Both of these players had some moments for the depleted Grizzlies last season but figure to be back-end depth now that Memphis has multiple young pieces to put on the floor at once.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Wolves have "inquired" about Delon Wright.

    It was reported earlier today that the Mavs are interested in Wright, and it appears that his market is picking up as big fish are picked off the free agent board. Minnesota is in the market for some long-term answers at point guard and Wright would be a versatile addition if they could swing it.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that the Mavs are one of the teams with strong interest in RFA Delon Wright.

    The Grizzlies have added some significant salary this offseason and drafted Ja Morant to be the point guard of the future, leading some to question how far they'll go to retain Wright. Wright closed last season with a top-50 push and has a tremendously interesting stat set for fantasy purposes, so whether or not he winds up in Memphis fantasy owners are just hoping he gets something like 25 mpg. He'd be a nice snag for any team looking to pick up a versatile guard.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Rockets would be interested in Andre Iguodala if he were to be bought out by the Grizzlies.

    Houston would not be alone in their pursuit of Iguodala, who has aged gracefully in taking a reserve, do-it-all role with the Warriors. It remains to be seen if the Grizzlies do buy him out, as they may want that type of presence around a young team and could even offer him a starting job. It still seems like the real prize for Memphis was getting a first-round pick, however, so most are not expecting Iguodala to last long with the Grizzlies.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, the Pacers had been interested in signing Justin Holiday but his interest in the team has waned.

    It's hard to blame Holiday, who saw Indiana add two quality backcourt/wing players in Jeremy Lamb and Malcolm Brogdon. Holiday had previously been linked to the Nets, and he figures to try and find a team with a clear rotation spot available.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Warriors are dealing Andre Iguodala and a first-round pick to the Grizzlies to open up space for Sunday's sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell.

    The Warriors were hard-capped by the S&T and Iguodala, one of Golden State's rocks in their dynasty, was the one to take the hit. The pick is top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 should it come to that. Iguodala has a chance to start for the young Grizzlies, but also stands out as a trade candidate that the Grizz could flip for even more futures. They could also buy him out. No word yet on what the Warriors are receiving beyond salary relief.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to return to the Grizzlies.

    Valanciunas finished last season on a top-50 fantasy sprint in 27.7 mpg across his 19 games with Memphis, and he is looking like a hot commodity in fantasy circles now that he's finally being given a featured role. There may be some growing pains with a rookie point guard at the helm, but JV is primed for a nice season while the Grizzlies are getting him at an affordable rate.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter