Grizzlies Send Two to D-League
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies have assigned guard Keyon Dooling and re-assigned guard Tony Wroten to the NBA Development League’s Reno Bighorns, the team announced today. This marks the first D-League assignment for Dooling and the fourth for Wroten this season.
Both players will be available for the Bighorns’ regular season finale tonight against the Canton Charge.
Dooling (6-3, 196) logged two minutes in his Grizzlies debut on April 3 at Portland after signing with Memphis as a free agent the same day. The 32-year-old owns career averages of 7.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists on .415 shooting in 19.5 minutes in 722 games (86 starts) over 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies.
Wroten (6-6, 208) holds D-League averages of 15.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.50 steals on .410 shooting in 25.4 minutes in 10 games (two starts) over three assignments with Reno this season. The 19-year-old recorded 24.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.50 steals on .410 shooting in 29.0 minutes in two games during his most recent assignment from Jan. 11-14.
Drafted by Memphis in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft after one season at the University of Washington, the Seattle native has averaged 2.7 points and 1.3 assists in 8.0 minutes in 33 games for the Grizzlies during his rookie season.
Memphis will finish its three-game West Coast road trip tomorrow at 5 p.m. CT against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena.