Camden, NJ – 76 gamers changed the twenty third choose within the Thursday evening NBA draft to Grizzlies for blended guard De’Anthony Melton.
Milton, the fourth-year skilled, averaged 10.8 factors, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals and hits 374 of his three-pointers final season whereas he excelled in pick-up and drop-off positions. He is on contract for $8.25 million subsequent 12 months and $8 million in 2023-24. It seems that The Sixers additionally despatched Danny Inexperienced’s $10 million unsecured contract to Memphis within the deal.
Milton is predicted to come back off the bench for the Sixers, whose second unit as soon as once more allow them to down within the playoffs.
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The Sixers have additionally mentioned buying and selling choice and different gamers, equivalent to winger Matisse Thybulle, with a number of groups, in accordance with ESPN and different retailers, in an effort to improve the roster. They want a fifth participant, higher wings, extra assist off the bench, and to get extra bodily.
The Nets may have picked the Sixers this 12 months or in 2023 as a part of the February James Harden/Ben Simmons commerce. Brooklyn picked Philadelphia’s first-round choose subsequent 12 months, and the Sixers’ regular-season report wouldn’t be good and result in a greater choice.
The Sixers redeemed his choice within the 2022 second spherical, together with two others that mixed them. Philly’s preraft apply on the staff’s coaching facility has been closed to the media.
The Sixers completed fourth within the Jap Convention with 51-31 throughout the common season, shedding to the Miami Warmth within the Jap Convention semifinals.
This text initially appeared on the Bucks County Courier Occasions: Sixers’ Choose #23 for Grizzlies’ De’Anthony Melton