It looks like the Memphis Grizzlies have found a way to stay under the dreaded luxury tax, while keeping both Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay.
Per Brian Windhorst, ESPN:
âThe Grizzlies would send big manÂ Marreese Speights, guardÂ Wayne EllingtonÂ and guardÂ Josh SelbyÂ to the Cavs for big manÂ Jon Leuer. Cleveland would also receive a future first-round draft pick in the deal.â
This is exactly the deal Memphis has been looking to find. The Cavaliers are going to take cash (roughly $6 Million), which will keep the Grizzlies under the luxury tax. A goal they were willing to essentially blow-up their winning formula toÂ attain.
After a tough battle in their loss to the Pacers at home on Monday, the Grizzlies must have been dead-set of reaching a trade agreement with someone that would guarantee they could continue to compete this season, and for theÂ foreseeable future.
Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph are the two scoring anchors in the Grizzlies attack, and losing either would have posed itâs problems for a team looking to make a splash in the post season.
Speights has been a solid role player for Memphis since coming over from the Philadelphia 76ers, but should give the Cavs more of a presence as heâll likely see more minutes on a team with considerably less depth.
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