The Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzlies are completing a trade that will send guard Garrett Temple to Memphis for guard Ben McLemore, forward Deyonta Davis, cash, and a 2021 second round draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Temple, 32, averaged 8.4 points in 25 minutes a game for the Kings last season and will provide Memphis with a veteran wing moving forward.
Additionally, the deal clears an additional an additional $1 million in salary cap space for the Kings, who now have $20.5 million.
McLemore returns to the Kings, where he was the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
Davis, 21, has struggled to crack the rotation in Memphis.
The teams are setting up a trade call with the league office on Tuesday to make the deal official.
Grizzlies, Hornets Working Towards Marc Gasol Trade
According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, there is growing skepticism that the two teams can work out a trade despite Gasol being held out of Tuesday’s game, leading many to believe that a trade was being finalized.
Per the report:
“But league sources told Sporting News that the Hornets and Grizzlies do not have an agreement in place, and that there is increasing skepticism on both sides that a trade can be brought to bear ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Hornets have had interest in Gasol for some time, but a deal has not progressed.”
Gasol and teammate Mike Conley will almost certainly be moved by the deadline, but Gasol to the Hornets doesn’t seem like such a sure thing.
Jazz, Pistons Negotiating Trade for Grizzlies’ Mike Conley
According to the Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis, the Pistons have been in talks with Memphis, but have interest in Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal and Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.
Conley has averaged 20.2 points and 6.3 assists per game this season for Memphis.
Pistons, Kings Interested in Marc Gasol
As the NBA trade deadline quickly approaches, interest in Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol is heating up, and two teams have been linked to acquiring the veteran center.
The Grizzlies are trying to deal Gasol, but also trade away Chandler Parsons, who inked a terrible four-year, $94.4 million contract back in 2016 but has managed to play in just 73 games due to injuries.
Parsons has since been sent home by the team.
Gasol has a $25.6 million player option on his contract for next season.
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