Leading up to Thursday’s 2021 NBA Draft, the Grizzlies and Pelicans have agreed to a massive trade, per multiple reports.
Exchanging key role players and picks, the news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and is detailed as follows:
Memphis Grizzlies Receive
Picks No. 10 And 40 (2021)
Protected first-round pick (2022, via LA Lakers)
New Orleans Pelicans Receive
Picks No. 17 and 51 (2021)
The trade will place Memphis over the salary cap instead of their estimated $24 million in spending room prior to the trade.
Following the trade, Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes reported that the 31-year-old Bledsoe announced he will not remain with the Grizzlies.
Memphis officially finished as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference last season.
Eric Bledsoe, who New Orleans included in a trade package, is not expected to stay in Memphis, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 26, 2021