2022 NBA Draft: 76ers trade Danny Green, No. 23 pick to Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton | Colorado State guard David Roddy was selected with the pick

                        2022 NBA Draft: 76ers trade Danny Green, No. 23 pick to Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton

2022 NBA Draft: 76ers trade Danny Green, No. 23 pick to Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton

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Leading up to the 2022 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers were actively shopping their first-round pick in order to land established talent in return. Well, they found a trade partner. 

Just before it was their turn to pick, the Sixers agreed to trade the No. 23 overall pick and veteran forward Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for De'Anthony Melton. A source with team knowledge confirmed the trade to CBS Sports. It was initially reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The move makes sense for the Sixers, as they land a young, two-way player in Milton, who projects to fit well alongside Joel Embiid and James Harden in Philadelphia. Melton is a career 36 percent shooter from long range, and he has averaged 1.3 steals per performance. Plus, he's just 24 years old and still has two years remaining on his current contract. On paper, he seems to be the exact type of role player the Sixers should be looking to surround their stars with. 

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With the pick that they received from the Sixers, the Grizzlies selected Colorado State guard David Roddy. Roddy has some serious upside and should fit along well with the rest of Memphis' young core. 

At this point, it's unclear how much Danny Green will be able to contribute next season. The veteran tore both the ACL and LCL in his left knee during the postseason, and he's expected to miss a substantial amount of time as a result. His contract for the 2022-23 season is non-guaranteed. The Grizzlies have until the beginning of July to guarantee the deal, or not. 

This seems to be the type of deal that both teams should feel pretty good about. The Grizzlies were able to add another promising young piece to their budding roster, while the Sixers, who are firmly in win-now mode, get a guy that should be able to come in and contribute immediately. 

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