The Grizzlies stole 2 things from the Nuggets today: Steven Hunter and a first round pick; think in the Chris Mihm mold. Hunter is a reliable back up center who is under appreciated. The Nuggets have Chris Anderson (and his now bloated salary), Nene, Kenyon Martin, and the recently acquired Malik Allen so Hunter had no room in Denver’s rotation. Denver tossed in cash to pay for Hunter’s salary in exchange for Memphis’ protected second round pick.
Two other centers were in the transactions page today: Ben Wallace and Shelden Williams. Williams will replace the Leon Powe role for Celtics. Wallace will hope to regain his past glory. At the very least, Rip and Tayshaun will be happy that a bash brother is back. Wallace effectively replaces the role that he left 4 years ago.