Hearing: Toronto in hunt to acquire Memphis' No. 22 pick tonight's draft but would have to take back Tayshaun Prince via trade to do so— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2014
Update to potential Raps/Grizz trade: Deal would more likely send No. 37 with John Salmons to Memphis for Tayshaun Prince and No. 22 pick— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2014
This isn't exactly what I had in mind on a Draft Day trade, although I can't blame them (really, I can't - considering how I've wrote about and pined for this) for wanting to dump Tayshaun Prince and his $7 million salary.
There's a sliver of hope for excitement in here (although it's possible to net a high upside player at #37). Perhaps this trade is only a rumor and not official because the Grizzlies are waiting to see if they can swing a trade back into the first round. Perhaps that would even be into the lottery.There's some exceptional talent in the first round of the this year's draft, and it would be unfortunate for the Grizzlies to pass on all of it.
Unless they know something that no one else seems to know. [Somewhere John Hollinger is burning incense and summoning supernatural powers.]
Basically, moving Prince and then waiving Salmons would clear up room to finish off the ZBo extension and might pave the way for an upgrade— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 26, 2014
Maybe the Griz want to play from the back & hope one of their guys falls to the late 1st/early 2nd so they can trade up on the cheap-ish.— Chris Faulkner (@FaulknerMemphis) June 26, 2014
So in the case of Memphis and the #22 pick, they can just do it after the draft. Can't do it this morning, can do it this evening.— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 26, 2014