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Golden Nuggets: Grizzlies make first move of NBA trade season

Trade rumors have been swirling for a few weeks now with various names being the key players being floated around. The Memphis Grizzlies finally made a move and one not involving one of their starters.

One of these guys got traded ...
One of these guys got traded ...
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Grizzlies trade Speights and Selby to Cleveland - Straight Outta Vancouver

Grizzlies received: Jon Leuer
Cavaliers received: Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, and 2015 first round pick

Pretty ugly deal for the Grizzlies who are hellbent on not paying the luxury tax it seems. Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph have been the two names floated around out of Memphis for a couple weeks now and this little move could be the first of many for the Grizz. Apparently John Hollinger was very high on Leuer coming out of Wisconsin. Speights joins his third team and had seen his minutes fall from Lionel Hollins from about 22 per game last season to 14 this season.

Memphis also has added some free agents: Bill Walker, Delonte West, and Sasha Vujacic.

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Western Standings

Oklahoma City Thunder 40 32-8 .800
Los Angeles Clippers 40 31-9 .775
San Antonio Spurs 42 31-11 .738
Memphis Grizzlies 38 25-13 .658
Golden State Warriors 38 23-15 .605
Denver Nuggets 42 24-18 .571
Utah Jazz 40 21-19 .525
Portland Trail Blazers 39 20-19 .513
Houston Rockets 41 21-20 .512
Minnesota Timberwolves 36 16-20 .444
Los Angeles Lakers 39 17-22 .436
Dallas Mavericks 41 17-24 .415
Sacramento Kings 40 15-25 .375
New Orleans Hornets 39 13-26 .333
Phoenix Suns 41 13-28 .317