View Full Version : Grizz trade Young, acquire rights to Sanchez from 76ers

03-15-2012, 12:33 PM

Memphis, March 15, 2012 – The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the draft rights to forward Ricky Sanchez from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard/forward Sam Young, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.

Sanchez (6-11, 220) currently plays in Argentina for Wuber Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca, where the 24-year-old has averaged 13.0 points and 5.1 rebounds in 42 games this season.

Originally selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (35th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, the Guayama, Puerto Rico native also has played professionally in Puerto Rico (2001-04, 2007-11), the Continental Basketball Association (2005-06), the NBA Development League (2006-08), Venezuela (2009), Mexico (2009-11) and Spain (2011-12).

Young (6-6, 220) averaged 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds on .386 shooting in 11.4 minutes in 21 appearances (two starts) this season, his third in Memphis. The 26-year-old holds career averages of 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds on .455 shooting in 17.5 minutes in 179 career games (49 starts), all with the Grizzlies.

Selected by Memphis in the second round (36th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, the University of Pittsburgh product posted 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes in 13 playoff games last season during the Grizzlies’ run to the Western Conference Semifinals.

03-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Best of luck to Sam Young, hope he finds opportunity there in Philly

03-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Maybe Crooner can tell us a bit about this foreign talent

03-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Not that it matters....

Memphis moved below the NBA’s luxury-tax threshold by getting rid of Young’s $948,000 salary. Sanchez, who is playing in Argentina, will never wear a Grizzlies uniform. “Sam preferred another location because he wasn’t playing,” Griz general manager Chris Wallace said. “Sam earned his keep around here and is clearly an NBA player. He was a guy who was a big part of us being able to be successful when Rudy Gay went down last year. But teams evolve.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

J Falk
03-15-2012, 04:02 PM
I hate giving up Sam for nothing, but I do wish him the best of luck.

03-15-2012, 07:15 PM
Didn't we get 2 picks ?? I thought I read that

03-15-2012, 09:42 PM
sad to let go of Sam. Good luck to you.

03-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Good luck to you, Sam !!! Thanks for last year!

03-23-2012, 06:53 AM
So is there any chance this kid comes to the states to play? Mark Gasol played over seas for a few years until we traded for his rights.

03-23-2012, 10:07 AM
From everything i heard he will never put on a grizz uniform. The trade was made to shed salary, putting us below the cap and allowing us to sign Arenas for 300k for the rest of the season