Memphis Grizzlies buying and selling Grayson Allen to Milwaukee Bucks

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Former Duke basketball star Grayson Allen is reportedly on the go. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski documented Friday that the Memphis Grizzlies traded Allen to the NBA winner Milwaukee Bucks for Sam Merrill and two long term next-spherical draft picks.

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Allen, 25, a initial-round decide of the Utah Jazz in the 2018 draft, just concluded his 2nd time with the Grizzlies. Allen averaged a occupation-high 10.6 factors, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 helps in 50 video games (38 begins) previous season. Merrill was a 2nd-spherical decide on of the Bucks in 2020.

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Actively playing time has steadily amplified for Allen, who started off just two games more than his 1st two a long time in the league.

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Though at Duke, Allen won a national championship in 2015 and was an All-America selection and initial-team, All-ACC performer in 2016. In 4 seasons with the Blue Devils, Allen averaged 14.1 details and shot 43% from the discipline, which include a 38% clip from beyond the 3-point line. He averaged a career-higher 21.6 factors for each recreation in the 2015-16 campaign.

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Allen was amongst the most polarizing players in university basketball, drawing comparisons to former disliked Duke stars Christian Laettner and JJ Redick.

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Previous calendar year, Allen went on Redick’s The Outdated Male and the Three Podcast to discuss about his possess activities at Duke.

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“My junior year, mainly because of tripping incidents my sophomore and junior year, literally each individual recreation there was some form of clip of anything I did that I did not know about,” Allen informed Redick. “And they’re analyzing it to see if I did some thing soiled. The exact same recreation in opposition to FSU, I dive and help you save the ball and there’s a 10- or 15-moment discussion on ESPN the up coming day about when I dived for the ball, if I pushed a coach on the other crew about or not. I can giggle about it now, but at the time I’m 20 years previous waking up and looking at this on ESPN.

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“This is terrible. I just cannot get exterior myself when I’m participating in. I’m frequently imagining about what I’m undertaking on the court simply because it feels like even if we have Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard on our workforce scoring 20 factors, which is the story. I felt like there were eyes on me. It is a reduction to not have that in the NBA but it definitely sucks when you have to go as a result of it at Duke until finally you get applied to it.”

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At Duke basketball’s banquet next his senior yr, Allen referred to his time at Duke as “the ideal illustration of a roller-coaster career you can have.” But Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski disagreed vehemently.

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“Don’t at any time use the term roller-coaster for your vocation,” Krzyzewski mentioned. “C’mon man. I want I was on that trip. My mentor advised me he’d break my arm if I shot. He ordinarily backed up his phrase. My arms have never ever been broken.”

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Allen was a 4-star recruit in the 2014 class. The Jacksonville, Fla., indigenous was the No. 26-rated player in the nation in accordance to the sector generated 247Sporting activities Composite.

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Kevin Flaherty contributed to this report