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Woj Report: Grizzlies trade Grayson Allen to Milwaukee for Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks

A consolidation trade!

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Grizzlies GM Zachary Kleiman is not done.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies have traded Grayson Allen to the Milwaukee Bucks for Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks.

Allen played two years for the Grizzlies, proving himself to be an effective rotation player and impactful three-point shooter. During this past season, he averaged 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 42% from the field and 39% from three.

All things considered, this is a beneficial trade for both sides. The Grizzlies consolidate their backcourt while also receiving a potential replacement sniper in Merrill (who shot 45% from three in limited minutes across 30 games last year) as well as two extra second-round picks to replenish the ones they gave up in their draft night trade for Santi Aldama. And the Bucks get to surround Giannis Antetokounmpo with another shooter who’s also proven himself as a legitimate NBA rotation player.

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