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Memphis Grizzlies waive guard Tony Wroten

An unsurprising development.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies-Media Day Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies announced Friday they have waived guard Tony Wroten once again. The NBA journey man was in his second stint with the Grizzlies after they drafted him with the 25th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Washington.

Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal and Marc Spears of the Undefeated were the first ones to announce the news.

Wroten has played 145 regular season games in his four-year NBA career with Memphis and Philadelphia, averaging 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

The Grizzlies, who are still searching for an answer at the backup point guard spot to Mike Conley, have focused their attention on their two younger players, 2016 draft pick Wade Baldwin and 2015 draft pick Andrew Harrison.

In his young career, Wroten has played just one full season as a regular rotation member, which occurred back in 2013-14, his first of three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. His 2014-15 season was cut short after 30 games when he tore his ACL, an injury that also limited him to appearing in just eight games in the 2015-16 season. Wroten was signed by the Knicks late in the regular season, but did not end up appearing in any games for the team. I expect an NBA team to give him another chance. After all, Wroten is still just 23-years-old.