Tony Wroten’s NBA debut couldn’t have gone much better for the Memphis Grizzlies. The 25th pick of the first round filled up the stat sheet and did a little everything – including knocking down a few shots from the perimeter in a 93-77 win over the Knicks.
Wroten scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists, had four turnovers and also two steals.
He was 5-of-9 from the floor and 2-of-3 from 3-point range. No, that’s not a typo. I watched the game. Wroten sank a pair of free throws in between the corner and elbow of the 3-point line. Both looked like good clean shots. He was also 8 of 9 from the free-throw line.
From the game story in the Commercial Appeal …
“I use it as motivation,” Wroten said. “I know I can shoot. Every day I work on my jump shot and you could see in the game that if I continue to work on it, the ball will fall for me. I just try to shoot it the same way every time.”
Here’s some video highlights
Here’s another video interview …
Wroten will be in action again on Tuesday. That game will only be televised on NBA.com.
Meanwhile, Terrence Ross will play his second game today at 3:30 p.m. on the NBA network.