Wroten amassed 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-6 FT), 14 assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block during Thursday's 134-129 win over Santa Cruz.
As he was only averaging 3.2 assists prior, Wroten's career high 14 assists Thursday came out of nowhere, as he was able to produce his second double-double this season. The 6-5 guard from Washington is adding 10.6 points and 3.6 assists per contest over 34 games played for Rio Valley Grande.
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 re-signed Monday with the Grizzlies, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports.
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 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 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, 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.
Wroten (knee) is expected to play for the Knicks' entry in the Orlando Summer League, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Cut by the 76ers last December after looking rusty in his return from a torn ACL, Wroten ended up inking a contract with the Knicks in March, even though the team had no intention of playing him. Instead, the Knicks viewed the 6-foot-6 point guard as more of a future asset, and instructed him to spend more time rehabbing his right ACL before possibly entering the backcourt mix in 2016-17. Over the last seven weeks since the regular season concluded, Wroten has made noticeable progress in his recovery, with reports indicating that he's been cleared for full contact. Though Wroten is entering his fifth season and is much more experienced than the typical Summer League player, he still has something to prove after playing just eight games since January 2015, and is hoping to showcase the same explosiveness he had before requiring the surgery to repair his ACL. If he thrives during the Summer League and training camp, he could make a legitimate run at the starting point guard job.
Interim coach Kurt Rambis confirmed Wroten (knee) won't play in any of the final 11 games of the Knicks' season, Newsday's Al Iannazzone reports.
Rambis indicated that Wroten, who officially signed with the Knicks last week, still has "deficiencies" in his right leg, so he'll continue to work on strengthening the knee over the next few weeks while he turns his attention to being 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp in the fall. Wroten returned from a partially torn right ACL in December while he was still a member of the 76ers, but averaged a woeful 8.4 points (on 33.8% shooting) and 3.6 turnovers across 18 minutes in his eight appearances with the team before he was ultimately released.
Wroten (knee) officially signed with the Knicks on Wednesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
The Knicks began working on contract negotiations with Wroten over a week ago, but with the team finally having a chance to vet the point guard's medical reports and find common ground with his agent, he's now officially a member of the 15-man roster. Wroten is believed to have signed a two-year, partially-guaranteed contract, but the team seems to be eyeing him as a contributor solely for the 2016-17 season. Team president Phil Jackson admitted over the weekend that Wroten still requires "a lot of medical attention," as the 22-year-old looked supremely rusty upon returning from a torn right ACL in December. During eight games with the 76ers prior to his release, Wroten averaged 8.4 points on 33.8 percent shooting to go along with a eye-popping 3.6 turnovers across 18 minutes. He's only expected to practice with the Knicks over the remaining 14 games on their schedule, so the playing time of Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, and Jerian Grant should be safe.
Wroten likely won't play this season for the Knicks because he requires "a lot of medical attention" for an unknown problem, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
It's some good news and bad news for Wroten, as while he is likely out for the season, Phil Jackson at least seems interested in giving the young point guard the opportunity to take over point guard long term. "He's a big point guard, a tall kid that can do things," Jackson said. "Our process is going on, it's a little underground, a little beneath the surface but this is one of our desires, that we have to have a penetrator and we have to have somebody that can handle those roles." The 22-year-old's next step is likely trying to impress in the summer league.
Wroten is finalizing a three-year contract with the Knicks on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The point guard hasn't played in the league since being released by the 76ers in late December, and only appeared in eight games for the team after a torn ACL delayed the start of his season. The Knicks, however, have been dealing with inconsistent point guard play all season, and while Wroten isn't much of a distributor and can be a streaky shooter, he does possess the physical talent to be productive on the court at times. Wroten has averaged 11.1 points, three assists, and 2.5 rebounds over 145 career games with the 76ers and Grizzlies.
Wroten was released by the 76ers on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Wroten's roster spot will be taken by Ish Smith, who was acquired from New Orleans on Thursday in exchange for a pair of future second-round draft picks. After making his season debut earlier in December following an ACL tear suffered 11 months ago, Wroten had looked like a shell of himself in his first eight games with Philadelphia, averaging 8.4 points on 33.8 percent shooting to go with a wretched 2.5:3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio across 18 minutes. The fourth-year guard has never been particularly efficient as a scorer or distributor even in previous seasons when not coming off a major injury, but there's a chance a team could pick him up and utilize him in an off-the-ball reserve role.
Wroten (rest) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Both Wroten and Kendall Marshall continue to sit out one half of back-to-back sets following their recent returns from ACL tears, and after Marshall rested in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies, it'll be Wroten's turn to take the day off Wednesday. Wroten reportedly entered Tuesday's game with a 25-minute restriction, but he ended up starting and played a season-high 29 minutes. He wasn't able to deliver much impressive production with the added playing time, however, finishing with only seven points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-8 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, and five turnovers. In his first eight games back from the injury, Wroten is shooting just 33.8 percent from the field and is averaging 3.6 turnovers and 2.5 assists in only 18 minutes per contest, numbers that won't help his case in eventually claiming the top spot on the depth chart at point guard.
Wroten will start Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery, Wroten will have his playing time restriction bumped up to 25 minutes.
Wroten will get the start with Kendall Marshall (rest) being held out of the first half of a back-to-back set. Both Marshall and Wroten made their season debuts earlier in December following 11-month rehab processes from torn ACL, and for the time being, it sounds like both will receive alternate rest days during back-to-back scenarios, meaning that Wroten will be held out of Wednesday's tilt with the Bucks. That being said, Wroten does seem to be nearing the end of his restriction period, as he was previously limited to 20 minutes per game, but will see his playing time increase Tuesday.
Wroten went for 12 points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and two rebounds in 16 minutes during the 76ers' 127-106 loss versus the Hawks on Wednesday.
Wroten came off the bench, and was facing a 20-minute-limit. However, he only saw 16 minutes in the 76ers' blowout loss while turning the ball over four times. He has looked rusty since returning to the lineup on Dec. 5, but he will likely have every opportunity to earn meaningful minutes once he returns to full health.
Wroten will come off the bench during Wednesday's game against the Hawks, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports. He'll also be subjected to a 20-minute restriction, per Pompey.
The 76ers have rotated the starts at point guard between Wroten, T.J. McConnell, and Kendall Marshall over the last few games, but it appears coach Brett Brown has placed his support for the top spot on the depth chart behind Marshall for the time being, indicating that the job is "[Marshall's] to lose." Both Marshall and Wroten, who recently made their season debuts following 11-month rehab processes for their torn ACLs, will be held to 20 minutes, but after a few games, expect the restrictions to be lifted for both players. Once that happens, Marshall figures to eat up most of the playing time while Wroten likely settles for what's left over and McConnell remains mostly out of the mix.
Wroten (rest) will not have a minutes restriction in Monday's game against the Bulls, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After sitting out of Philadelphia's game Sunday against the Raptors, Wroten is back in the starting lineup and will not be limited at all when it comes to minutes. TJ McConnell will be his primary backup as Kendall Marshall (knee) will likely sit out the game to rest his recovering ACL tear from last year.
Wroten (rest) will be available for Monday's game against the Bulls, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
With the 76ers playing the second portion of a back-to-back set Monday, Wroten will effectively substitute in for Kendall Marshall, who, like Wroten, remains limited to playing one half of back-to-backs while he returns from a torn ACL. It's not clear if Wroten will immediately replace T.J. McConnell as the starting point guard, but the minutes figure to be relatively evenly distributed between both players.
Wroten (rest) will sit out Sunday's game against the Raptors, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wroten has been getting one night off in back-to-back sets since returning from his injury. With the Sixers slated to play the Bulls on Monday, he'll sit Sunday in order to avoid overworking his surgically-repaired right knee. T.J. McConnell is expected to start at point guard Sunday, while Kendall Marshall, who is also recently returning from an ACL injury, will likely face a minute restriction while coming off the bench.
Wroten will not play in Friday's matchup with the Pistons in order to rest, Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reports.
Wroten is being held out the second of back-to-back games, as the Sixers are putting in an effort to limit the the amount of work put on his surgically repaired knee. He should be available for Sunday's game against the Nets, although he'll likely remain on a minutes restriction for the next week or so. Kendall Marshall is expected to make his season debut on Friday, so he'll join T.J. McConnell as the biggest beneficiaries in minutes at point guard with Wroten sidelined.
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