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 had been waived twice over the last month and half, with the Grizzlies recently dismissing the point guard in mid-July. Even after his release, there was apparently some interest from the Grizzlies in bringing Wroten back for training camp, where he'll audition for a spot on the 15-man roster. Andrew Harrison will serve as the main competition for Wroten as the two battle for the third-string point guard role.
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 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, but Wednesday's acquisitions of Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday made the 23-year-old expendable. Wroten plans to participate in the summer league to show potential suitors that he's back to full health following the ACL tear, and if he looks good during those exhibitions, a team could bring him in to serve as a backup at point guard.
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