PHILADELPHIA – The remaking of the 76ers continues.
The team on Thursday acquired Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies for a protected second-round pick, a league source confirmed.
The pick is based on where the Sixers, who are expected to struggle, finish in the NBA standings. As a result, they basically surrendered nothing for Wroten, a 2012 first-round selection.
The source said the move was about acquiring Wroten’s 1.1 million salary. Including his pay, the Sixers have around $41.2 million of salary guaranteed to 10 players for the upcoming season. NBA teams must have a minium payroll of $52.811 million.
Wroten averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 assists and 7.7 minutes last season while playing in 35 games.
The Grizzlies took him with the 25th overall pick after he averaged 16.7 points, five rebounds and 3.6 assists in his lone season at the University of Washington. The Renton, Wash., native was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year and earned all-conference honors.