In one late draft night trade, the Phoenix Suns got a little bigger, and the Memphis Grizzlies added another point guard, potentially.
The trade sent big man Jon Leuer from Memphis to Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Andrew Harrison, who the Suns had taken with the No. 44 pick.
Leuer is a big who is supposed to be able to shoot from the outside and stretch the floor, but he struggled with his shot this past season and seemed tentative even when open. He averaged 4.5 points per game in a limited for Memphis last season, one that shrunk as the season wore on. He shot 46.9 percent from three two seasons ago maybe he can find that form again in Phoenix’s offense.
It’s a little tough to see where Harrison will get minutes in Memphis. Harrison is a big, strong point guard who knows how to use that size to bull his way to the rim, plus he can defend the one and the two. But there are questions about his handles and decision making — and the Grizzlies are loaded at the point with Mike Conley, Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes in the mix.
It was a little trade on a night that was supposed to be filled with big, exciting trades, but mostly fizzled out on that end. This kind of trade was sadly more the norm.