The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Marreese Speights to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three team deal Wednesday. The trade sends Speights from Philadelphia to Memphis, Xavier Henry from Memphis to the New Orleans Hornets and a second round pick from both the Grizzlies (in 2012) and Hornets (2013) to the Sixers.
Speights fills a hole for Memphis, who lost forward Darrell Arthur to injury before the year. For the Sixers, they get picks for a player that had fallen out of favor and hadn't played this season yet anyway.
Speights took to twitter to say goodbye to Sixers fans.
I love my time in Philly y'all are some good fans I had a great time here love yall. #showyaluv phillynation— Marreese Speights(@Mospeights16) January 4, 2012
For reaction to the trade check out our Sixers blog, Liberty Ballers, for a New Orleans perspective check out At The Hive and to read what Grizzlies fans are saying head over to Straight Outta Vancouver.