Report: Kyle Korver, Josh Jackson headline Grizzlies-Suns swap
NBA.com Global on Jul 04, 2019 05:54 AM
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: Josh Jackson #20 of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on December 13 , 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Grizzlies are sending veteran shooter Kyle Korver and guard Jevon Carter to the Suns in exchange for forward Josh Jackson, guard DeAnthony Melton and a pair of second-round picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Grizzlies are trading Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter to the Suns for DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson 2020 second-round pick and 2021 conditional second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
Josh Jackson is a free-look for the Grizzlies, but Melton is a prospect that Memphis has long evaluated as a prospect with some staying power. Suns future second-round picks typically convey in the low-to-mid 30's. Suns save $5.5M on Korver buyout vs. Jackson salary.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
Moving Jackson/Melton for Korver/Carter gives Phoenix the room (after Korver is waived) to sign Ricky Rubio (not speculating why the trade happened). Before the trade, Phoenix was about $2M over the cap when factoring in Rubio.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 3, 2019
Wojnarowski added that the Suns plan to buy Korver out, with the Lakers, 76ers and Bucks considered front-runners for his services.
Suns are planning to buyout the partially guaranteed contract of Kyle Korver, league sources tell ESPN. Lakers, Sixers and Bucks are frontrunners to sign Korver once he clears waivers, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019