A deal between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Minnesota Timberwolves has been rumored for some days now, but according to a report out of Minneapolis, the Grizzlies and T-Wolves have finally come to an agreement.
The Wolves and Memphis Grizzlies have a verbal agreement to swap guard Wayne Ellington for forward Dante Cunningham, a source with knowledge of the deal said on Monday. An official announcement should come in the near future after the paperwork is submitted to the NBA.
Initial reaction: I like this deal!
Don't get me wrong, I do like Cunningham, but he become a bit redundant once we re-signed both Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur. So, naturally he was going to be a trade-able asset in our forever journey to get an outside shooter. Which is essentially what Ellington provides.
Now, he's not an elite shooter by any means, but he does have some decent range, making 0.8 threes per game on 37-percent shooting in just 18.7 career minutes per game. Again, not elite, but on this team that's one hell of an upgrade!
This now seems like the inevitable end to Jeremy Pargo's tenure with the Grizzlies, which may also mean a reintroduction to talks with Hamed Haddadi. Possibly.
Again, I really like Cunningham, but this was a nice need move for the Grizzlies.