Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Tony Wroten will join the Reno Bighorns on Friday.
Wroten, who has played in six games with the Reno Bighorns this season, was averaging 13.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists, wile shooting 37.0 percent from the floor.
From the release:
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned guard Tony Wroten to the NBA Development League’s Reno Bighorns, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.
Wroten (6-6, 208) averaged 13.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists on .370 shooting (.438 three-point shooting) in 22.8 minutes in six games for Reno during his first assignment from Nov. 27-Dec. 17. The 19-year-old scored a D-League season-high 21 points in his Bighorns debut on Dec. 2 at Santa Cruz and matched that total in his next game on Dec. 7 vs. Bakersfield.
The Seattle native will be Bighorns for their next game on Friday, Dec. 28 at Idaho.
As they say, sometimes it's better to let a rookie get some burn, even if it is in the D-League instead of having him just sit at the end of the bench for the Grizzlies.