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Coming into this draft, there were a lot of questions about what the Philadelphia 76ers would do with the number 23 pick, would they keep it or trade it away.
When the Sixers came on the clock with the Number 23 pick which was at 10:15 PM the answer would be that they would not use it
The Sixers would also send Danny Green in the trade to Memphis
In summary, the Sixers would send Danny Green and the number 23 pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for DeAnthony Melton. Melton scored 10.8 Points per game with 4.5 rebounds & 2.7 assists going with 37.3% from 3 pt range.
Melton has 2 years at $16M remaining on his current deal which features the following
This is the type of player that the Sixers needed and he will especially help them with the Bench and has some serious finishing power to the basket
Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey would talk about what he was looking in getting in the draft
The newest member of the Sixers De’Anthony Melton with a message to the fans