Wroten was waived by the Grizzlies, the team announced Friday. Over the past four months, Wroten has been claimed, waived, signed and waived again by the Grizzlies, but it looks like now, the point guard's tenure with the team is officially over as they trim their roster down with the regular season approaching. The waiving of Wroten cuts the Memphis roster down to 19 players and leaves Wade Baldwin and Andrew Harrison to compete for the backup point guard spot behind Mike Conley.
Wroten signed a contract with the Grizzlies on Monday, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports. Wroten has been waived twice over the last month and half, with the most recent time coming mid-July by the Grizzlies themselves. There was always some mutual interest to bring back Wroten for training camp, so he'll return to the team and will have to fight for a final roster spot. The 23-year-old guard would slot in as depth in the backcourt if he makes the team, but likely wouldn't see significant minutes.
Wroten was waived by the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Wroten will re-enter free agency with hopes to be picked up by another team. Wroten was already waived by the Knicks after the acquisition of Derrick Rose in June. Now that the Grizzlies have retained Mike Conley, there is no longer a need for Wroten. If he is picked up again, he'll most likely be used for depth at the point guard position.
Wroten was claimed off waivers by the Grizzlies on Sunday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. Wroten was waived by the Knicks earlier in the week, after they needed to make room on the roster for the Derrick Rose trade to go through. The Grizzlies decided they wanted to give Wroten a look, so they'll pick up the 23-year-old guard. With Mike Conley headed to free agency, Wroten is an insurance option in the backcourt, but likely won't see significant minutes once the regular season rolls around.
Wroten was waived by the Knicks on Wednesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports. Wroten played in just eight games with the Sixers last season while coming back from a torn ACL, but was eventually cut and picked up by the Knicks in March. The Knicks brought him in for some rehab with the expectation that he could be a future asset once healthy, however, after Wednesday's trade where they picked up both Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday, Wroten became expendable and was let go. Wroten will head to the free agent market, but should find a number of suitors on the open market who at least want to give him a shot on their Summer League team in July.
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