NBA Roundtable

Memphis Trades Vasquez for Pondexter

In Trade Talk on December 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Adrian Wojnarowski tweets

New Orleans has traded Quincy Pondexter to the Memphis Grizzlies for Greivis Vasquez, a league source tells Y! Sports.

Analysis

I like this trade for both sides

New Orleans

Very good addition for New Orleans. They badly needed more depth in the backcourt and had an abundance of small forwards with Trevor Ariza, Al-Farouq Aminu and Quincy Pondexter on board.

And in Vasquez, they have gotten themselves a very capable backup PG.

Memphis

I really like what Memphis is doing on the perimeter

PG – Mike Conley, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Selby
SG – Sam Young, OJ Mayo, Xavier Henry
SF – Rudy Gay, Tony Allen, Quincy Pondexter

That is a very impressive group of players. Imposing physically. Big strong players with good size and lots of quickness. They are going to be very difficult to play against. They’ll make life very uncomfortable for the opponent.

PF – Zach Randolph, Darrell Arthur, Dante Cunningham
C  – Marc Gasol, Brian Skinner

Shame they lost Darrell Arthur to injury. They would have one of the best benches in the league with him in the lineup. Their backup bigs are more than a tad sketchy without Arthur.

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