Grizzlies claim guard Tony Wroten off waivers from Knicks

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Lost in the blockbuster Derrick Rose trade that took place on Wednesday was the Knicks’ waiving of guard Tony Wroten, whom they signed to a multiyear deal during the 2015-16 season despite his being injured, with the intent of looking at him as a potential contributor next season. Wroten has ended up back with the team that drafted him in 2012, the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley:

Wroten played eight games for the Sixers last season, and spent parts of the previous two seasons in Philadelphia as well. He’s never been able to establish himself as a consistent contributor, partially due to injuries. For the Grizzlies, he provides another body in the backcourt, someone they can take a look at in Summer League, and who could get some minutes this season if Mike Conley leaves and they decide to rebuild. It’s a solid, no-risk pickup.