It was a matter of time before it happened and it has been. The market of the NBA has started to move with just a few days to go Draft of the NBA. Memphis
Grizzlies Y New
Pelicans have reached an agreement for the first transfer of the summer.
As reported Adrian
Wojnarowski, from ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies have seized the services of Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe. In exchange, the Tennessee franchise sends Jonas Valanciuas to New Orleans.
As usual, the players were not the only protagonists of the operation, which also included future Draft rounds. The Grizzlies get the 10th pick this year, which was owned by the Pelicans, in addition to the 40th.
The 17th and 51st rounds will travel in the opposite direction, belonging to Memphis until today and that will now be part of the elections of New
The move is clear for both teams. The Pelicans want free up space to be able to renew Lonzo
Ball, if he accepts it, or bid on a free agent of caliber this summer to fill that point guard position.
Memphis on the other hand was looking for an upgrade over Valanciunas, a veteran base and, above all, that tenth pick from this week’s Draft to continue adding fresh blood to his squad.