Sport Report: Grizzlies Trade Eric Bledsoe to Clippers for Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu
The likelihood of Kris Dunn and Carsen Edwards staying on the roster
The Grizzlies continue their wheeling and dealing. Could the two latest pickups stick around for the opening night roster?Rondo, Beverley, and Hernangomez are already off on other teams, and with the Grizzlies loaded roster at the moment, a few more of these acquisitions could join those 3 as ones who didn’t make the opening night roster.
The Grizzlies will reportedly receive Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu in the deal.
The Clippers are trading point guards Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo along with center Daniel Oturu to the Grizzlies in exchange for point guard Eric Bledsoe, per.
Bledsoe was dealt to the Grizzlies on Aug. 7 and now will join his fourth team in the last year. Bledsoe, 31, appeared in 71 games for the Pelicans during the 2020-21 season before he was sent to Memphis and averaged 12.2 points and 3.8 assists per game.
Lakers updated roster and projected lineup after signing Rajon Rondo to one-year deal
The Lakers now have five players entering their 16th season or later. No other team has more than two.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Rondo plans to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Lakers after agreeing to a buyout with the Grizzlies over the weekend. Rondo, who played last season with the Hawks and Clippers, was traded from the Clippers to the Grizzlies earlier this offseason.
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Beverley, 33, has played the last four seasons in Los Angeles where he was known for his tough-nosed defense. He averaged 7.5 points per game last season where he appeared in just 37 games. The Hawks traded Rondo to the Clippers during last season and he now joins his fourth team in the last five seasons.
Oturu was drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft and only averaged 1.2 points per game in a little over five minutes of action a night.
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