In a very interesting move, the Memphis Grizzlies traded young big man Deytona Davis and former NBA Draft bust Ben McLemore to the Sacramento Kings, in order to obtain the services of Garrett Temple. This is more proof that the Grizzlies intend on being a good team this season, which makes sense, tanking is pointless as they owe the Boston Celtics their 2019 first round draft pick. Garrett Temple is an excellent defender and a respected team leader, the 32-year-old has played well over the last few seasons, and will be a nice rotational wing for a Grizzlies team that expects to be competitive. With a healthy Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, free agent additions Kyle Anderson and Omari Casspi, highly touted rookie Jaren Jackson Jr and now Garrett Temple on the roster the Grizzlies are going to have a different look in 2018 – 2019.
Meanwhile, I hope Ben McLemore never sold his house in Sacramento, he spent his first four seasons playing for the Kings after being selected seventh overall in the 2013 NBA Draft and is now headed back.
The Kings also get Deytona Davis, a 21-year-old big man our of Michigan State who has shown some flashes after being selected 31st overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, but I am not sure how he fits in a Sacramento roster loaded with young bigs. Willie Cauley-Stein, Marvin Bagley Jr, Harry Giles, Skal Labissiere and Kosta Kofus are all on the Kings roster so you have to think additional moves are coming with the addition of Deytona Davis.