NBA Draft-day trades: Grizzlies make two deals involving four first-rounders

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces a pick by the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 23, 2022 in New York City. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images/AFP 

The Memphis Grizzlies were one of the busiest teams during the NBA Draft in Thursday night, reportedly making deals involving four first-round picks and two veteran players.

The Grizzlies first sent the 22nd and 29th overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 19th pick, which Memphis used on Wake Forest forward Jake LaRavia.

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The Grizzlies then reportedly acquired No. 23 pick David Roddy, a guard from Colorado State, and veteran Danny Green from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for De’Anthony Melton.

Melton, a 24-year-old guard, averaged career bests in points (10.8 per game), rebounds (4.5) and assists (2.7) last season. Green, a 35-year-old forward, averaged 5.9 points per game last season, his lowest figure since 2010-11.

Minnesota ended up with Auburn’s Walker Kessler, the No. 22 pick, and Kentucky’s TyTy Washington, the No. 29 pick.

Trades made on draft day are not official until fully approved by the NBA.

Here is a rundown of other trades reported on Thursday: