Grizzlies Trade De’Anthony Melton to 76ers
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team acquired the draft rights to forward David Roddy (the No. 23 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft) and wing Danny Green from the Philadelphia 76ers for guard De’Anthony Melton.
Roddy (6-5, 255) was named the 2021-22 Mountain West Player of the Year and USBWA District VIII Player of the Year after averaging 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.16 steals and 1.06 blocks in 31 games while shooting a conference-best 57.1% from the field and 43.8% from 3-point range during his junior year at Colorado State. The 21-year-old Minneapolis native helped lead the Rams to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013 and the highest seed (No. 6) in program history.
Green (6-6, 220) has competed in 819 regular season games (709 starts) and has averaged 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.3 minutes while shooting 42.1% from the field and 39.9% from 3-point range in his 13-year NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. The 34-year-old has won NBA championships with the Spurs (2014), Raptors (2019) and Lakers (2020) since he was selected with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of North Carolina.
Melton (6-2, 200) has appeared in 235 regular season games (55 starts) and has averaged 8.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 20.7 minutes while shooting 40.9% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point range in his four-year NBA career with the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies. The 24-year-old, who was selected with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, averaged 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 20.9 minutes in three seasons with the Grizzlies.