Tony Wroten played his rookie year with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012-13 before going to the Philadelphia 76ers for 3 seasons. For his career, has has averaged 11.1 PPG and 2.5 rebounds per game. This week, the New York Knicks decided to release Wroten, and this afternoon it was announced that the Memphis Grizzlies would claim him after being waived. The Knicks released Wroten due to the Derrick Rose trade, so New York's loss is Memphis' gain, at least for now.
The Memphis Grizzlies claimed ex-Knicks guard Tony Wroten off of waivers. NYK released Wroten when they announced the Derrick Rose trade.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2016
Wroten's return helps Xavier Munford's release make a bit more sense and it also helps solidify a back-up point guard position behind (the hopefully soon to be returning) Mike Conley. He isn't a threat from three point land, but he is an athlete who can score off the dribble and he is another point guard who is big enough to defend multiple positions and take some of the weight off of Mike. Welcome back to Memphis, Tony!