Bobby Marks of ESPN:
Juancho Hernangomez also https://t.co/P45lvwNxz9
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 28, 2021
Culver has struggled in two NBA seasons. But he’s just 22 and was the No. 6 pick just two years ago. It can be hard to give up on him already.
Hernangomez has played better, but the 25-year-old took a step back last season. He’s in the final guaranteed season of his contract ($6,907,815 salary).
Memphis could waive him or flip in another trade. But one way or another, he looks gone. If the Grizzlies had any interest in keeping him, they almost certainly would have required him to undergo a physical. Especially considering the Timberwolves blocked him from playing for Spain in the Tokyo Olympics due to injury issues.