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Grizzlies trade guard Troy Daniels, 2018 second-round pick to Suns

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The Memphis Grizzlies traded guard Troy Daniels and a 2018 second-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for a protected 2018 second-round pick.

The Grizzlies now have 15 guaranteed contracts and created a $3.4 million trade exception with the deal. They were facing a numbers crunch before the Daniels trade with 16 guaranteed contracts and restricted free agent JaMychal Green still unsigned.

Memphis still will need to waive or trade a player before the season starts if Green does sign.

Phoenix, meanwhile, inherits two years at $3.4 million and $3.3 million for Daniels. The Suns now have 14 guaranteed contracts and $10.8 million remaining in cap space.

Daniels averaged 8.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists during the 2016-17 season.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks contributed to this report.

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