The Memphis Grizzlies were one of the teams that made a bit of noise during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Grizzlies pulled the trigger on a trade deal that could possibly take this team to the next level in 2022-23.
The Grizzlies decided to part ways with De’Anthony Melton in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. In exchange, Memphis received the Sixers’ No. 23 pick along with Danny Green. The 35-year-old veteran is still dealing with a major knee injury that ended his season with Philly last term. However, it seems that this has not prevented the Grizzlies from bringing the three-time NBA champ to Memphis. So much so, that the Grizzlies reportedly intend to guarantee Green’s $10 million deal for 2022-23. This report comes via Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report:
Danny Green’s $10 million salary for the 2022-23 season will become guaranteed while he recovers from his torn knee.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 24, 2022
The Grizzlies used Philly’s No. 23 pick to add Colorado State guard David Roddy. He’s clearly the big prize in this deal for Memphis, with the 21-year-old swingman looking like a great fit alongside Ja Morant and Co.
Nevertheless, Danny Green could still have value for Memphis. He still doesn’t have a timetable with regard to his return from injury, but he should be able to come back at some point next season. Danny Green has a lot of experience under his belt and this could be exactly what the Grizzlies’ young core needs.